Since 1986

Julie Chajes

Julie Chajes

Biography

Julie Chajes (b. 1979) is an intellectual and cultural historian interested in the ways religion, science, and scholarship intersected in nineteenth-century Britain and America. She is particularly interested in the literatures of Spiritualism and occultism and what they reveal about the overlaps between heterodox religiosity and “mainstream” culture. Born in Brazil and raised in the UK, Dr. Chajes teaches at Tel Aviv University. Her articles have dealt with such topics as gender, Orientalism, emergent critical categories and the appropriation of scientific and medical theories in modern forms of religion. Her book, Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky’s Theosophy will be published by Oxford University Press in March 2019.

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