A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
Professor of Religion
Scholar of Jewish Studies, the Hebrew Bible and the ancient world in the biblical era.
Barbara Geller started teaching in the religion department at Wellesley in 1986, and became associate professor in 1990 and professor in 1999. At Wellesley, Geller has also served as chair of the department, acting director of the program in Jewish studies, and acting director, Program in Middle Eastern studies. Previously, Geller taught at both Clark University and the University of Virginia, and was a visiting adjunct associate professor at Brown University and a faculty fellow at Harvard University.