Derk Renwick

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renwick@umn.edu
612-624-5233

CLA Associate Dean for Faculty
212 Johnston Hall

101 Pleasant St SE

Affiliations

Derk Renwick is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota's Master of Arts in Religions in Antiquity and bachelor's degree programs in religious studies and Jewish studies. He is currently studying comparative literature in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature and serving as the assistant to the chief of staff in the Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts. His current research interests include the philosophy of aesthetics: the sublime, dialectic, biblical studies and critical pedagogy.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, 2011 - Present.
  • M.A.: Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Religions in Antiquity, University of Minnesota, 2007.
  • B.A.: Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, Hebrew Minor, *summa cum laude*, with distinction, University of Minnesota, 2004.
  • B.I.S.: Biblical Archaeology, Comparative Semitic Languages, and Historical Jesus Studies, with distinction, University of Minnesota, 2004.
Courses Taught
  • CSCL 1301W Reading Culture: Theory and Practice
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Affiliated Member, Program in Religious Studies:
  • Editor: *Perspectives: The Magazine of the Program in Religious Studies at the University of Minnesota*, 2009-2013
  • Director of Graduate Studies Assistant, Program in Religious Studies, 2009-2013:

Research

  • Research Assistant for Ra'anan Boustan; prepared the Index Locorum and proofreading for: Boustan, Ra’anan. *From Martyr to Mystic: Rabbinic Martyrology and the Making of Merkavah Mysticism.* Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, 112. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005. :

Outreach

  • Volunteer Coordinator, *Shared Cultural Spaces: Islam and the West in the Arts and Sciences* conference, February 24 - 26, 2011:
Awards
  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2013
  • Edward W. Said Memorial Language Fellowship, 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2010
  • Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education (declined), 2005
  • John C. Hutchinson Fellowship, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, 2004 - 2005
  • Graduate Student Support Initiative Fellowship, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, 2004 - 2005
  • Mucke/Roff Scholarship, College of Continuing Education, 2003 - 2004
  • Binger Family Education Grant, Virginia McKnight Binger Fund, 2003 - 2004
  • Percy E. Weinberg Scholarship, Percy Weinberg Fund, 2002 - 2003