Ra‘anan Boustan is Research Scholar in the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University specializing in the study of ancient Judaism. Boustan completed his B.A. in Classics at Brown University in 1994 and received a graduate degree in Classics and Religious Studies from the University of Amsterdam. In 2004, he completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. Boustan is the author of From Martyr to Mystic: Rabbinic Martyrology and the Making of Merkavah Mysticism (2005) and co-author of The Elephant Mosaic Panel in the Synagogue at Huqoq: Official Publication and Initial Interpretations (2017). He has co-edited eight books or special issues of journals and has published his work in leading journals such as Harvard Theological Review, The Jewish Quarterly Review, and Medieval Encounters. He also co-edits the journal Jewish Studies Quarterly.