Professor Elizabeth A. Castelli, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Religion, has been named editorial director of Marginalia Review of Books, a new channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Marginalia focuses on the academic study of religion, publishing reviews, essays, interviews, podcasts, and a blog addressing pressing contemporary events and issues at the intersection of history, theology, and religion. The biweekly publication aims to connect academic and public conversations about religion by making conversations intellectually rich and broadly accessible.

Prof. Castelli is a specialist in Biblical studies, early Christianity, feminist/gender studies in religion, and theory and method in the study of religion. Her recent publications include an English translation of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini's San Paolo, the never-produced script for a film about St. Paul, which appeared in July 2014 from Verso Books UK.