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Dr. Roy Tzohar

Tel Aviv University

Fellow in Research Area 3: "Future Perfect"

Roy Tzohar (PhD Columbia University, 2011) is an associate professor in the Department of South and East Asian Studies and the Philosophy Department at Tel Aviv University. He specialises in the Buddhist and Brahmanical philosophical traditions of premodern India, with a focus on the ways in which the function and role of language is theorised in Indian philosophical and literary works. Among his publications are A Buddhist Yogācāra Theory of Metaphor (Oxford University Press, 2018), winner of the Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhist Studies; Emotions in Classical Indian Thought (Bloomsbury, 2021), co-edited with Maria Heim and Ram-Prasad Chakravarthi; and Reading Aśvaghoṣa Across Boundaries (Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2019), a special issue dedicated to the works of the Buddhist poet and thinker Aśvaghoṣa, who is the topic of his next monograph. He is a former visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; a recipient of the Marie Curie Grant of the European Commission; and recently, recipient of Tel Aviv University’s Kadar Award for Outstanding Research.