Prof. Christine Hayes
Christine Hayes is Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, she was Assistant Professor of Hebrew Studies. at Princeton University. Her scholarly monograph Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds (Oxford University Press, 1997) was honored with a Salo Baron prize for a first book in Jewish thought and literature, awarded by the American Academy for Jewish Research (1999); gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud (Oxford University Press, 2002) was a 2003 National Jewish Book Award finalist; What’s Divine About Divine Law? Early Perspectives received the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Scholarship and the 2015 PROSE award in the category of Theology and Religious Studies form the American Publishers Association. Other publications include Introduction to the Bible and The Emergence of Judaism. Hayes currently serves as co-editor of the Association for Jewish Studies Review and as a sub- editor of the Encyclopedia for the Bible and its Reception. In 2005, Hayes was awarded the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. Since 2015 she has been a faculty fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.