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Dr Ilana Maymind

Comparative Studies

Chapman University



Dr Ilana Maymind holds a PhD in Comparative Studies from Ohio State University, USA, and is currently a Lecturer at Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Chapman University, USA. Her work primarily focuses on East/West comparative religious thought, but she is also interested in issues of transition, displacement and exile.

She has written a number of articles and papers in edited collections and journals, including: “A Comparative Case Study: Memory, Law and Morality” in the Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion (2013); “Learning from the Past: Exile and Ethics” in Perspectives on Culture, Values, and Justice (edited by Chandana Chakrabarti and Tommi Lehtonen, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015); “On the Concept of Self-Hatred: A Misnomer” in the Journal of Jewish Identities (2016); and "Exile as a Place for Empathy" in Place (edited by Peter D. Herschock and Roger T. Ames, forthcoming Autumn 2017).

In addition, Ilana is an associate editor of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry's “Faith and Ethics” section.