The rise of nationalism in the United States and worldwide, as well as the recent elections in Israel, have brought to the fore the Jewish experience of Diaspora.  Professor Daniel Boyarin will share his thoughts about what it means for Jews to be a Diaspora Nation.

Professor Daniel Boyarin is the Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley. He is an Affiliated Member of the Department of Women’s Studies, Member of core faculty in the minor in Gay and Lesbian Studies and of the graduate group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology with a designated emphasis in Women, Sexuality, Gender Studies. Professor Boyarin is a core faculty member of the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture. He is an engaging and thoughtful presenter who both honors and challenges Jewish tradition.