Joy Ladin

(c) Lisa Ross
Current JBC Network Author JBC Live Chat Author

Joy Ladin, Gottesman Professor of English at Yeshiva University, is the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. She is a Fulbright Scholar and author of seven books: Through the Door of Life, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, and six poetry collections, including Coming to Life, named by The Forward as among the year's best Jewish poetry books.

Backlist Titles

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders (University of Wisconsin Press)
The Definition of Joy (Sheep Meadow Press)
Coming to Life (Sheep Meadow Press)
Soldering the Abyss: Emily Dickinson and Modern American Poetry
Psalms (Wipf & Stock)The Book of Anna (Sheep Meadow Press)
Alternatives to History (Sheep Meadow Press)
Transmigration (Sheep Meadow Press)

Community Connections

Western Massachusetts; Boston; Denver; San Francisco; NYC; Rochester, NY; Bay Area


Nonfiction/Adults

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

Autobiography/Memoir,GLBTQ,Jewish Identity,Spirituality

Articles & Reviews

Interview in The Jewish Week
Article in The Jewish Week
Interview on MyJewishLearning.com
Tablet magazine podcast
Jewish Theological Society podcast March 2013

Awards

Named to the 2012 Forward 50, a list of influential or courageous American Jews given by The Forward
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Tel Aviv University, 2012


JBC Chat Author

Availability

Home Time Zone

Preferred Chat Format

Presents on the Following Titles

Daytime, Evenings, Weekends

Eastern

Facilitator, Participant, Presenter, Responder

The Definition of Joy Sheep Meadow Press, 2012.

Coming to Life Sheep Meadow Press, 2010.

Soldering the Abyss: Emily Dickinson and Modern American Poetry VDM Publishing, 2010.

Psalms Wipf & Stock, 2010.

Transmigration Sheep Meadow Press, 2009.

The Book of Anna Sheep Meadow Press, 2007.

Alternatives to History Sheep Meadow Press, 2003.