Dr. Ogren is a specialist in early modern Jewish thought, with an emphasis on philosophy and kabbalah in the early modern period. His first monograph treats concepts of reincarnation in Italian Renaissance Jewish thought, and his second monograph examines Jewish notions of the beginning of time and the creation of the world. He is currently at work on a book length project on Jewish thought in early America. Dr. Ogren’s work continually examines issues of center and periphery, as well as continuity and change, in regard to the Jewish philosophical and mystical traditions.
PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Jewish Thought, 2008
M.A., Jewish Civilization, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2001
B.A., Religious Studies; East Asian Studies,University of California at Santa Barbara, 1997