Leah holds a PhD in Women's Studies in Religion with an emphasis in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Her research interests include women in the Bible, women and gender in world religions, feminist theo(a)logies, and interfaith conversations. Her first book, The Absence of God in Biblical Rape Narratives (Fortress, 2017), considers the impact of rape culture on the interpretation of biblical rape narratives. Leah is the Director of Religious & Spiritual Life at Doane University, Crete, Nebraska. Leah is Dove's Nest primary speaker on the issue of consent and faith communities.
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