Todd S. Berzon

Affiliation: Religion
Associate Professor of Religion
Todd Berzon is a specialist in the religions of late antiquity, early Christianity, and theory and method in the study of religion. He is especially interested in how ancient religious communities that viewed themselves as distinct (orthodox/heterodox, Jewish/Christian, etc.) articulated and negotiated perceived differences. His teaching focuses on religion in the ancient world, and includes courses on the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, Human Sacrifice, and Gender and Sexuality in Early Christianity. His current research project, entitled Holy Tongues: The Materiality of Language in the Religious World of Late Antiquity, investigates how Jews and Christians treated language as a marker of both piety and impiety.


  • PhD, Columbia University
  • MPhil, Columbia University
  • MA, Columbia University
  • BA, University of Oxford
  • BA, Columbia University