Dr. Dorothea Erbele-Kuster is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the Protestant University in Brussels / Belgium since 2006. She is currently doing research in the areas of hermeneutics, ethics and cultural anthropology. Recent publications include: Korper und Geschlecht: Studien zur Anthropologie von Lev 12 und 15 (WMANT 121) Neukirchen-Vluyn 2008 (english version forthcoming with T@T Clark/Continuum), and "Gender and Cult: "Pure" and "Impure" as Gender-relevant categories", in I. Fischer, M. Navarro Puerto (ed.), Torah. The Bible and the Women Vol. 1, Boston: Brill, 2011.