Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Montana
Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Spring 2015
Associate Professor in the Liberal Studies program at the University of Montana Nathaniel Levtow integrates the study of biblical literature with the cultural history of the ancient world and social-theoretical approaches to the study of religion. After completing his BA in religious studies and physics at Middlebury College (1990), Levtow earned his MTS at Harvard Divinity School (1994). His PhD thesis at Brown University received the 2006 Joukowsky Foundation award for the year’s best dissertation in the humanities. His subsequent book, Images of Others: Iconic Politics in Ancient Israel (Eisenbrauns, 2008), examines the political aspects of iconoclasm in the Bible and ancient West Asia. Levtow was a US State Department Educational and Cultural Affairs Research Fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. His archeological research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.