Roberta Sabbath has served on the NEW Leadership Advisory Council since its inception and has been a passionate supporter, often encouraging her brightest students to participate in the program.
She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside in 1994 and teaches in the English Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Her first book publication is the first collection of scholarship on religious texts as literature Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, Qur’an as Literature and Culture, Brill Press 2009. In addition, she has published on topics as varied as performance, religion, and literary studies. Her monograph-in-progress is Re-Membering the Body: Figures and Judaic Wonder.
Before her academic career, she joined Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), working with native American children and adults in Kodiak, Alaska, served as a Las Vegas community volunteer, and a Juvenile Court Probation Officer.
She now serves on the Las Vegas Anti-Defamation League Board and is the mother of three adult children and grandmother of soon-to-be five grandchildren.
“The Value of Presence”
What is the value of public/community service (corporate philanthropy) to you and/or Nevada?
Roberta Sabbath probes the need for WRIN and NEWL to retain a presence to represent women’s issues on campus and in the greater community.
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