Alexander Warren Marcus

Blaustein Postdoctoral Associate in Ancient Judaism, Yale University

Marcus’s work focuses on Jewish communities of Late Antiquity (~3rd-7th century CE), the Babylonian Talmud and materials relating to Jewish life in Sasanian Mesopotamia.

He holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University. His research and pedagogical interests include text-critical and rhetorical analysis, historical and contemporary hermeneutics, the transmission and development of knowledge traditions, religious identities and boundaries, historiography and eschatology, ethics and the problem of evil, Christian-Jewish and Muslim-Jewish relations, and intersections of religion and power. He has also worked extensively in the realms of Jewish education and conflict transformation.