Belief Studies, Cognitive Studies, Aesthetics, & the Arts


Rebekah Zhuraw received her M.A. & Ph.D. in Folklore from The University of Pennsylvania and holds an MA in Poetry from Johns Hopkins University. She studies intersections in the arts, orality & literacy, and magico-religious belief.  She is also a poet, a certified 5Rhythms® movement meditation teacher, and a certified a behavioral coach.

Selected Publications

Literary Journals:

  • The Antioch Review
  • Ariadne’s Thread
  • The Beloit Poetry Journal
  • Blackbird, Boulevard
  • Confrontation
  • CrossConnect (visual artwork also included)
  • Women Studies Quarterly and elsewhere

Courses Taught

  • IH 1:  The Good Life
  • IH 2:  The Common Good