Josh Gray Cohen


Josh Gray Cohen is a PhD candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University, and also a writer, translator, and sometimes actor living not far from Prospect Park. His dissertation asks about the rise of raza (race, almost) as a Christian concept in late Renaissance Spain, and wonders why this rise coincides with a fixation on ... milk. His other writing is more all over. Josh grew up in Manhattan—I went to Hunter—and has lived in Rabat, Tunis, Madrid, Granada, Somerville, Berlin, and Montreal.

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