Yoav Schaefer is a member of Cohort IV of North American David Hartman Center Fellows and a graduate student in Religion at Princeton University. His research interests include political and critical theory, philosophy, and Jewish thought and intellectual history. Yoav’s dissertation explores the early Jewish reception of Kantian philosophy.
Prior to arriving at Princeton, Yoav earned a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University and studied Jewish philosophy and history at Tel Aviv University. He is an alumnus of the Dorot Fellowship and is currently a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Yoav’s writings have appeared in both scholarly and popular publications, including Haaretz, The Forward, Tablet Magazine, the Jewish Review of Books, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Yoav lives in Washington, D.C. with his partner, Rabbi Nora Feinstein, and their goldendoodle, Teddie.