Roy Tzohar specializes in the history of philosophy with a focus on Buddhist and Brahmanical philosophical traditions in India. He is currently a tenured faculty in the East Asian Studies Department at Tel Aviv University.
He holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) from the Religion Department at Columbia University (New York, 2011), and an M.A. in philosophy (summa cum laude) from Tel Aviv University’s Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students (Tel Aviv, 2004).
His current research, for which he was awarded the Marie Curie IRG fellowship of the EU, concerns intersubjectivity and language in the Indian Buddhist Yogācāra thought. His monograph "Meaning in the World and in Texts: A Buddhist Theory of Metaphor" is forthcoming from Oxford University Press, and he is currently working on a book manuscript on the works of Buddhist poet and philosopher Aśvaghoṣa.
Roy Tzohar is the co-chair (2015-2020) of the Yogācāra Studies Section at the annual meeting of the American academy of Religion (AAR).