Daniel May, Ph.D.


Contact Information

school/program: Rabbinical School (US)
academic field: Contemporary Jewish Studies, Philosophy/Theology
campus: New York
email: dmay@huc.edu

Daniel May received his Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics, and Politics in the Department of Religion at Princeton University in 2020, teaches at HUC-JIR, and is the Publisher of Jewish Currents, a magazine of the Jewish Left. His academic research is in 20th century Jewish political thought, with a focus on Jewish liberalism, nationalism, and social movements. In addition to his academic work, Daniel has over two decades of experience in community, labor, and political organizing. He is a Kogod Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Daniel’s scholarly work has appeared in The Jewish Quarterly Review and The Good Society, and he has written for Reform Judaism, The Nation, Tablet, Haaretz, and Jewish Currents. He graduated magna cum laude from Pomona College and holds a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

Dilemmas in Jewish Justice

The Crisis of Zionism

American Judaism and Social Justice: History, Theory, Practice

Jews, Judaism, and Race

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2020

M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 2010

B.A., magna cum laude, Pomona College