Mika Ahuvia

Associate Professor, Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies, Director - Stroum Center
Mika Ahuvia



Mika Ahuvia is an associate professor of Classical Judaism in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She teaches courses in Jewish Studies, Comparative Religion, and Global Studies.

She received her Ph.D. in religion from Princeton University in 2014, specializing in the formation of Judaism and Christianity in late antiquity.

Ahuvia specializes in Late Antique Jewish history, working with Rabbinic sources, ritual texts, liturgical poetry, and early mystical literature. Her forthcoming book investigates conceptions of angels in foundational Jewish texts and ritual sources. She uncovers how angels made their way into the practices and worldviews of ancient Jews and makes sense of why angels continue to play such an important role within and without institutional religious settings.


  • Princeton University, Ph.D. Religion, 2014

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