Adi Ophir
Brown University

Prof. Adi Ophir is Visiting Professor of Humanities and Middle East Studies at Brown University's Center for Middle East Studies and Cogut Institute for the Humanities, where he directs the Political Concepts Initiative. He is also Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University. He holds an M.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. from Boston University. Among Ophir's many books are Plato's Invisible Cities: Discourse and Power in the "Republic" (Routledge, 1990); The Order of Evils: Toward an Ontology of Morals (MIT 2005); The One-State Condition (with Ariella Azoulay; Stanford 2012), and Goy: Israel’s Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile (with Ishai Rosen-Zvi, Oxford, 2018). His next book, In the Beginning Was the State: Divine Violence in the Hebrew Bible is forthcoming from Fordham.

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September 12, 2022

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