Dr. Max Strassfeld specializes in Judaism in Late Antiquity. His book, Trans Talmud: Androgynes and Eunuchs in Rabbinic Literature, was published in 2022 with the University of California Press and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. The book explores eunuchs and androgynes in Jewish law, and pairs classical Jewish texts with intersex autobiography, transgender studies, and theories of queer temporality, in order to argue that the rabbis use these figures to map the boundaries of normative masculinity. Dr. Strassfeld teaches courses on Judaism, Jewish-Christian relations, Late Antiquity, and gender in religion.
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