Gene Matanky is the Administrative Director and Research Assistant of the David Hartman Center for Intellectual Excellence and Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought.
He is a doctoral candidate at Tel Aviv University. His research interests include kabbalah, Hasidism, modern Jewish philosophy, contemporary Judaism, and new religious movements. He has translated Holiness and Transgression: The Mother of the Messiah in Jewish Myth, by Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel (Academic Studies Press, 2017) and Imagery Techniques in Modern Jewish Mysticism by Daniel Reiser (De Gruyter, 2018), both from the Hebrew.
He is currently working on his dissertation analyzing the reception history of Cordoverean kabbalah, the organization of esoteric knowledge, and modes of reading and interpretation in the early modern period. Gene’s work has also appeared in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies and in the Journal of Philosophy of Education.