Michal Raucher is an assistant professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. In her research she is interested in how Jewish women in the US and Israel push boundaries, reinforce norms, and construct moral worlds. Michal has a background in bioethics, religion, and gender studies. As a Fulbright Fellow, Dr. Raucher conducted research on the reproductive ethics of Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jewish women in Israel. Her first book, which is based on this research, was published by Indiana University Press in 2020. It is titled, Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty she was an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Michal has degrees from Columbia University, JTS, the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate from Northwestern University. She is currently researching the ordination of Orthodox Jewish women in Israel and America.