Daniel Benjamin, Ph.D.
English and Jewish Studies Teacher

Daniel Benjamin received his BA in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, his MPhil in English from the University of Cambridge, and his Ph.D. in English and Critical Theory from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received an MA in Creative Writing from Berkeley. While at Berkeley, Dr. Benjamin designed and taught courses in composition, literature, and creative writing. He has taught at Tilden Preparatory School in Albany, CA. Daniel’s research at Berkeley focused on 20th-century poetry and theories of race and sexuality. He is looking forward to continuing teaching at the high school level, and especially excited about sharing his passion for poetry with Kehillah students.


Published Work:

“On Ecstatic-Aesthetic Universality—In Zong!” Small Axe 58 (March 2019).

“‘What good is poetry and how do you get to change the world’: Hannah Weiner’s clairvoyance as translation.”Contemporary Literature Vol. 59, No. 3 (Fall 2018).

The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture. Co-edited with Eric Sneathen. Wolfman Books: Oakland, CA, 2017.

Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry. Co-edited with Claire Marie Stancek. Tuumba Press: Berkeley, CA, 2016.

Poems in SplitLevel Journalthe tinyBerkeley Poetry ReviewOversound, and Cordite.