Noah R. Feldman (born May 22, 1970) is an American academic, author, columnist, public intellectual, and host of the podcast Deep Background. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and chairman of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His work is devoted to constitutional law, with an emphasis on free speech, law & religion, and the history of constitutional ideas.
Feldman grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he attended the Maimonides School. Feldman was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home.
In 1992, Feldman received his A.B. summa cum laude in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from Harvard College, where he was awarded the Sophia Freund Prize (awarded to the highest-ranked summa cum laude graduate) and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year. He was also the 1990 Truman Scholar from Massachusetts. He then earned a Rhodes Scholarship to the Christ Church, Oxford, where he earned a DPhil in Islamic Thought in 1994. While at Oxford, he was a member of the Oxford University L’Chaim Society.