This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s level in any of the above-listed disciplines in which a master’s degree is offered. The scholarly “product” eligible for this competition is a formal written thesis. If the nominee’s department offers both a thesis option and a project option, only the thesis is acceptable for consideration for this award. A nominee must have earned the master’s degree within the period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The 2015-2016 award consists of a certificate of award, $1000 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to receive the award at the annual meeting of the Association. One nomination will be submitted in this category to WAGS. Interested students must submit the following materials:
Professor Boyarin began his education at Goddard College and received his Masters of Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His Education continued with a Masters of Semitic Languages at Columbia University where he did his thesis on The Babylonian Aramaic Verb According to Codex Hamburg. He was awarded with a Doctorate Degree in 1975 from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America upon completion of his dissertation on A Critical Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Nazir.