Maxine Grossman (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) includes among her research interests the study of ancient Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls; methods and theories in the study of religion; gender studies; and articulations of lived religious experience in contemporary society.
Her books include Reading for History in the Damascus Document: A Methodological Study (Brill, 2002), and the edited collection, Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scrolls: An Assessment of Old and New Approaches and Methods (2010). Her scholarly work on the Dead Sea Scrolls has included articles on priesthood, sectarianism, and postmodern approaches to the scrolls, and her current scholarship focuses on gender, sexuality, embodiment, and sectarian identity in the scrolls.
Prof. Grossman is a founding co-editor of the Journal of Ancient Judaism (for which, see: http://www.v-r.de/en/magazine-0-0/journal_of_ancient_judaism-500060/#sec...). Other editing projects have included work as senior editor of the second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, with editor-in-chief Adele Berlin (2011) and a celebration volume for Prof. Berlin, Built by Wisdom, Established by Understanding (2013).
Prof. Grossman serves as the advisor to the undergraduate minor in Religious Studies and also advises students who wish to design their own Religious Studies majors.