Professor Daniel Boyarin began his education at Goddard College and earned a Masters of Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He went on to earn a Masters of Semitic Languages at Columbia University where he did his thesis on The Babylonian Aramaic Verb According to Codex Hamburg. He was awarded a Doctorate Degree in 1975 from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America upon completion of his dissertation, A Critical Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Nazir. Dr. Boyarin is currently the Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture in the departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Boyarin has written 12 books, ranging from rabbinic ideas about sexuality to the relationship between psychoanalysis and Judaism. He currently has several books in development and under contract with various publishers, including books about the apostle Paul and the Jewish aspects of Jesus. His academic interests are broad, but most recently focus on Judaism and early Christianity. He resides in the United States but also has Israeli citizenship.