CLGS Jewish Roundtable: Professor Daniel Boyarin: “Diaspora Nation: Jews, Exile, and Nationalism”

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Badè Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709

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. Can there be such a thing as a Diaspora Nation? Is this relevant to other minority groups such as LGBTQ people? Professor Daniel Boyarin will share his thoughts about the meaning of nationalism in the context of Diaspora.

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