Erez DeGolan

Erez DeGolan


Joy Vey: Emotions and Affects in Classical Rabbinic Literature

Research Interest


M.Phil., Religion, Columbia University, 2019
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 2016
B.A., Hebrew Literature and Middle-Eastern History, Tel-Aviv University, 2012


Erez DeGolan is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ancient Judaism, focusing on rabbinic literature, culture, and history. His research seeks to bridge the gap between the fields of Religious Studies and History in the study of the ancient and late ancient Mediterranean. Currently, Erez is working on the history of emotion and affect in rabbinic culture, with specific attention to themes such as joy, pleasure, and happiness.

Before joining Columbia, Erez earned a B.A. in Hebrew Literature and Middle-Eastern History from Tel-Aviv University in Israel and an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School.

At Columbia, Erez’s research is supported by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, and he was the 2018-19 Morton Smith Fellow.

Erez also serves as the student representative in the Program Committee of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), and he is the Review Editor in the Journal of Religion and Violence (JRV).