Daniel Boyarin

Daniel Boyarin

1946                Born Asbury Park, N.J. USA
                         Citizen U.S. and Israel

Present Appointment: Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley (emeritus),

Professor of the Graduate School

HONORS AND AWARDS (last ten years)

2005                Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2006                Awarded American Academy of Religion prize for excellence in the study of religion (historical studies) for Border Lines.

2006                Research Grant from Ford Foundation

2008                Delivered Faculty Research Lecture, UCB

2012-2013       Fellow of Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin

2016-2017       Fellowships Max Planck Institute, Berlin; Max Weber Kollege, Erfurt; Alexander von Humbold Senior Research Prize, FU, Berlin




Sephardi Speculation: A Study in Methods of Talmudic Interpretation (Hebrew), Machon Ben Zwi: Jerusalem, 1989.
Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash, Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 1990. (Finalist for National Jewish Book Award)

Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture, vol. 25 of The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics, series ed. Stephen Greenblatt, University of California Press: Berkeley, 1993.

Israel Carnal: lendo o sexo na cultural talmúdica, [Portuguese translation of above], trans. André Cardoso, Imago Editora: Rio de Janeiro, 1994.

A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity, vol. 1 of Contraversions: Critical Studies in Jewish Literature, Culture, and Society, series ed. Chana Kronfeld and Daniel Boyarin, University of California Press: Berkeley, 1994.

Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man (Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997).

Habbassar Shebaruah: Siah Hamminiut Bassifrut Hattalmudit (The Flesh in the Spirit: The Discourse of Sexuality in the Talmudic Literature) [Hebrew translation of Carnal Israel], trans. Adi Ophir, Am Oved: Tel Aviv: 1999.

Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism, Figurae: Reading Medieval Culture, Stanford University Press, 1999.

Den Logos zersplitten: Zur Genealogie der Nichtbestimmbarkeit des Textsinns im Midrasch, Schriftenreihe Ha’Atelier Collegium Berlin, Philo Verlag, Berlin, 2002 (fifty pages)

Powers of Diaspora: Two Essays on the Relevance of Jewish Culture [with Jonathan Boyarin], University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Sparks of the Logos: Essays in Rabbinic Hermeneutics, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 2003.

Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004

Mourir pour Dieu: L'Invention du martyre aux origines du judaïsme et du christianisme [French Translation of Dying for God], Bayard, Paris, 2004.

Socrates and the Fat Rabbis, University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Pouvoirs de Diaspora: Essai sur la pertinence de la culture juive [French Translation of Powers of Diaspora], Cerf, Paris, 2007.

Morire per Dio: Il martirio e la formazaione di Christanesimo e Giudaismo [Italian translation of Dying for God], Il Melangelo, Genova, 2008.

DIASPORA NO CHIKARA [Japanese Translation of Powers of Diaspora], Heibonsha Publishers, Tokyo, 2008.

Abgrenzungen: Die Aufspaltung des Judäo-Christentums [German translation of Border Lines], Institut Kirche und Judentum , Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Theologie und Zeitgeschichte. (ANTZ) 10, Dortmund, 2009.

The Jewish Gospel: The Story of the Jewish Christ, The New Press, New York, 2012.

A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diasporist Manifesto, The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.

Une Vie dans le Talmud: Entretiens avec Clemence Boulouque, Bayard Presse, 2016.

Imagine No Religion (with Carlin Barton) Fordham University Press, 2016.

Judaism: the Genealogy of a Modern Notion, Rutgers University Press, 2018

The No State Solution: a Jewish Manifesto, Yale University Press, 2023