Spirituality and religion are an essential part of all of us. Deeply transformed by the modern world, religion and spirituality need to be restored to their proper place in human life and history.
I have devoted my PhD and entire academic career to understanding how religious, spiritual thought and experience may be a catalyst for change and a better life.
I have studied with some of the greatest religion specialists in both United States and European universities. I have also learned from a vast range of spiritual teachers in Judaism and Catholicism, where I hold ordination.
It is now an honor to share my knowledge with you.
Dr. Boaz has spent 9 years conducting research in history of religion in leading French and American institutions. After the completion of the PhD at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) when he was 26, Dr. Boaz stayed in Paris as associate research fellow at the EHESS. In 2014, with the generous support of the Tikvah Fund, he started his postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, where he worked under the guidance of Professors Samuel Moyn and Mark Lilla. There, he devised his current research project focusing on how Catholics engaged in a modernization crusade during the nineteenth century, and entirely transformed Catholic dogma and pious practices.
In 2015, Dr. Boaz joined the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University. During his time at NYU, Boaz began devoting more time to his journalism activities and to the publishing business. After leaving NYU in 2017, Dr. Boaz decided to have a hiatus, before rejoining Columbia University in 2018, with a position at the Department of Classics.
Dr. Boaz decided not to renew with Columbia University and in 2019, he and his wife moved out from New York. They now live back to the land, off the grid, in the countryside.