Valeria Schindler

Adjunct Faculty

Religious Studies

Office: BBC



I have been teaching at the Department of Religious Studies at Florida International University for over 12 years. My areas of study are World Religions, Analysis and Interpretation, and Judaism, with a focus on Latin America. I have performed extensive research on Jewish migration to Latin America, women in Latin America, and the Jewish Conservative movement, and I am one of the few scholars that have performed research on Latin American women ordained as rabbis within the Conservative movement. My Master’s thesis entitled “Imah on the Bimah: Gender and the Roles of Latin American Conservative Congregational Rabinas” earned the award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Religious Studies by the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida International University in May 2011. Since then, I have presented my work at various conferences as well as in formal and informal presentations on my area of research.

Areas of Expertise

World Religions, Religion Analysis and Interpretations.