Associate Professor of Religious Studies, World Literature and Community Engagement, DePauw University; Founder and Director, The Castle (www.castlearts.org)
Beth Benedix is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies, World Literature and Community Engagement at DePauw University. She is also the founder and executive director of The Castle, a non-profit organization that partners with public schools to provide integrated-arts and project-based workshops during the school day. Beth is the author of Reluctant Theologians: Franz Kafka, Paul Celan, Edmond Jabès (Fordham University Press, 2003), Subverting Scriptures: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Bible (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and multiple articles, book chapters and reviews. She received her Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.