Adrienne Krone

Title: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Jewish Life
Department: Spiritual & Religious Life; Philosophy & Religious Studies
Degrees: B.A., Stony Brook University; M.A., Duke University; PhD., Duke University

Contact Information:
Phone: (814) 332-2879
Box #: 8

Office Location: Oddfellows 118
Office Hours: Spring 2020 ONLINE
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00-12:00 noon;
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm
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Courses (SP ’20)
ENVSC 372.C1- Judaism, Justice and Food
RELST 146- Islam in America

Areas of Specialization: History of Religion in the U.S., Modern Judaism, Religion and Food

Areas of Teaching Competence: Jewish Studies, American Religious History, Religion and Culture, Religion and Food, Religion and Ecology, Religion and Animals.

Current Work: Religious Responses to Industrial Food, Jewish Communal Farms Movement


  • Krone, Adrienne. “A Shmita Manifesto”: A Radical Sabbatical Approach to Jewish Food Reform in the United States. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis 26 (2015): 303-25.
  • Krone, Adrienne, review of Religion, Food & Eating in North America, Edited by Benjamin E. Zeller, Marie W. Dallam, Reid L. Neilson, & Nora L. Rubel, Practical Matters 8 (2015).
  • Entries on “Augusta Evans Wilson,” “Bread for the World,” “Eliza Agnew,” “Helen Gates Starr,” “Katherine Womeldorf Paterson” and “YWCA” inEncyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (forthcoming).

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Feminism in the Fields: Gender Dynamics in the Jewish Community Farming Movement, Society of Jewish Ethics Annual Meeting 2018 (Portland, OR)
  • The Birds, the Bees, and the Jews: Human-Animal Relations in the Jewish Community Farming Movement,  Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies 2017 (Washington DC)
  • In the Heschel Archives: Material Culture and the Study of Jewish Social Justice Engagement (Panel Organizer, Discussant), Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies 2017 (Washington DC)
  • Humans and the Humble Bees: Bee-Human Relations, Rituals, and Sacred Spaces at Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting 2017 (Boston, MA)
  • The Lure of a Land-Based Utopia: Jewish Agricultural Settlements in Nineteenth-Century North Dakota and Today, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting 2017 (Boston, MA)    
  • Jewish Community Farming in the Context of the Urban Food Justice Movement, Collaboration with Student Research Assistants, Hazon Jewish Food Conference 2017 (Falls Village, CT)
  • “Living with a Light Footprint on the Earth”: Jewish Veganism and Jewish Ecologies on Jewish Community Farms,  Society of Jewish Ethics Annual Meeting 2017 (New Orleans, LA)