David Biale Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History, Chair of the Department of History, University of California, Davis

David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History and Chair of the Department of History at the University of California, Davis. He is the author, most recently, of "Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Secular Jewish Thought" (Princeton University Press, 2010). His earlier books include "Cultures of the Jews: A New History,' which he edited and which won the National Jewish Book Award in 2002, "Eros and the Jews" (University of California Press, 1997), "Power and Powerlessness in Jewish History" (Schocken Books, 1986, National Jewish Book Award) and "Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History" (Harvard University Press, 1979, National Jewish Book Award).