llana Maymind has a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies from the Ohio State University. She is a lecturer at the Religious Studies Department at Chapman University. Ilana teaches introduction to Judaism and special topics (e.g., Religion and Medicine, Women an Religion, Love and Religion). Ilana is an associate editor for the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, “Faith and Ethics” section, and a member of the Cambridge Scholars Religious Studies Advisory Board. She published Exile and Otherness. The Ethics of Shinran and Maimonides (Lexington Press, 2020), “Exile as ‘Place’ for Empathy” in Philosophies of Place. An Intercultural Conversation (Hawai'i Press,2019), and “Learning from the Past: Exile and Ethics” In Perspectives on Culture, Values, and Justice (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015). She is interested in diaspora and exile studies. She is currently working on Russian-Jewish painter Marc Chagall (1887-1985), focusing on his exilic experience in France and the United States (1941-1947).
Ilana Maymind is a lecturer at the Religious Studies Department at Chapman University.