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Michelle Bentsman

Research Assistant

Michelle is a research assistant at DKP developing sixth grade curriculum that compares ancient civilizations and enduring traditions, focusing on Judaism and Hinduism. She is a doctoral student in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard, specializing in comparative religious healing rituals. Her primary traditions of study and practice are Judaism, Hinduism, and indigenous Amazonian Shipibo. Her research is informed by her work in end-of-life and trauma care settings. She holds an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School and a BA from the University of Chicago.

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