Born and raised in Israel, I received my BA in Poetics and Comparative Literature in 2001, and a Certificate in Copyediting in 2002 at Tel-Aviv University. I earned an MST in Jewish Studies from Oxford University in 2008, and a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Washington, Seattle, in summer 2012.
My fields of interest include Modern Jewish literature, mainly Hebrew, Yiddish, and American, as well as the instruction of Hebrew as second language. My secondary fields include narrative theory, Hebrew linguistics, and earlier American literature and culture. My doctoral research deals with responses to the Holocaust in Hebrew, Jewish and world literature. My dissertation, "Created in the Image? Holocaust Perpetrators in Israeli Fiction," explores aesthetic, ideological, and ethical dimensions of the representation of perpetrators in Hebrew and Israeli Holocaust fiction.
I have taught at the University of Washington (2004-11) and Portland State University (2011-12). As of August 2012, I am the Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew at Bucknell University.
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