Rebecca J. Epstein-Levi is an assistant professor of Jewish Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Vanderbilt University. She’s an expert on Jewish sexual ethics, and her first book, When We Collide: Sex, Social Risk, and Jewish Ethics is forthcoming from Indiana University Press in March 2023. She has written for Bitch Media, The Revealer, Disability Acts, Alma, Religion Dispatches, Feminist Studies in Religion, the Jewish Theological Seminary’s newsletter Gleanings, StyleWise Blog, and State of Formation. In her copious free time, she enjoys cooking unnecessarily complicated meals and sharpening her overly large collection of kitchen knives.
You can follow her on Twitter @RJELevi, where she spends half her time tweeting about her work and the other half of her time split between tweeting about neurodivergence, her cats, Faintly Macabre and Chroma the Great, food, and screaming into the void.
Official responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have encouraged us to understand risk in individual terms. They’re wrong: risk is all about interdependence.