Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union, 2001.
Columbia University and YIVO Institute, Yiddish Studies, 1997, 2001.
M.A., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Hebrew and Comparative Literature, 1995.
B.A., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Comparative and Hebrew Literature; Amirim Program for Outstanding Students, 1994.
2003- present Assistant Professor of Hebrew Literature and Culture, University of Michigan.
2002-2003 Assistant Professor (Post-Doc) of Hebrew and Israeli Literature, Ben-Gurion University.
2001-2002 Visiting Professor of Modern Hebrew and Israeli Literature, Harvard University.
SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS AND GRANTS
2009 Hadassah Brandies Institute Research Award.
2008 Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar Fellow (Fall Semester), Comparative Literature, University of Michigan.
2008 Spring/Summer Research Grant, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan.
2007 Fellow of the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies ("Jews and the City").
2007 The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (Faculty Support for Scholarly Activities on Women and Gender for research), University of Michigan.
2006 Summer research visiting fellowship, Oxford Centre for Jewish Studies.
2004 Koret Foundation Jewish Studies Publication Grant.
2002-2003 Kreitman Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ben-Gurion University.
2000-2001 Dissertation Fellowship, National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe, Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture, (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010).
Sheila Jelen and Shachar Pinsker (eds.), Hebrew, Gender and Modernity: Critical Responses to Dvora Baron's Fiction, Studies and Texts in Jewish History and Culture, (Bethesda: University Press of Maryland, 2007).
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Publications
"Yiddish as a Double-Agent in Israeli Literature," special issue of Poetics Today on "Yiddish between Languages and Theories," (forthcoming).
"Never Will I Hear the Sweet Voice of God: Religiosity and Mysticism in Modern Hebrew Poetry" (Review Essay), Prooftexts 29:2 (forthcoming).
"The Urban Cafes of Berlin as Spaces of Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism" in Gertrud Pickhan and Verena Dohrn (Eds.), in Transforming Berlin's Urban Space: East European Jewish Migrants in Charlottengrad and the Scheunenviertel, 1918-1939, (Wallstein Verlag, forthcoming).
"Choosing Yiddish in Israel: Yung Yisroel between Home and Exile, Margins and Centers," in Shiri Goren, Hannah Pressman and Lara Rabinovitch (eds.), Choosing Yiddish: Studies on Yiddish Literature, Culture, and History, (Detroit: Wayne State University, forthcoming).
"To Write in a Silent Language? The Bilingual Imagination of Yossl Birshtein and the Dynamics of Yiddish in Israel," Israel Studies 15:2 (forthcoming).
"The Urban Literary Cafe and the Geography of Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism in Europe," in Mark Wollaeger, (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2010).
"Deciphering the Hieroglyphics of the Metropolis: Literary Topographies of Berlin in Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism," in Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov (eds.), Yiddish in Weimar Berlin, (Oxford: Legenda, 2010).
"Between 'The House of Study' and the Kaffeehaus: The Central European Cafe as a Site for Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism," in Simon Shaw-Miller and Tag Gronberg (eds.), The Viennese Cafe as an Urban Site of Cultural Exchange, (Oxford: Berghahn Books, forthcoming, 2010).
"Lemberg, Vienne, Berlin: cafes juifs et creativite culturelle," [French], Les Cahiers du Judaisme 26, (June 2009), 31-43.
"The Construction of 'Secular' and 'Religious' in Modern Hebrew Literature" in Zvi Gitelman (ed.), Religion or Ethnicity? Jewish Identities in Evolution (New-Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009), 221-238.
"Imagining the Beloved: Nation and Gender in Early Twentieth-Century Hebrew Literature," Gender and History 20:1, (2008), 105-127.
"Midrash, Intertextuality, and Modernist Hebrew Fiction," in Anita Norich and Yaron Eliav (eds.), Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intrertext, (Providence: Brown University Press, 2008), 201-228.
"The Challenges of Writing a Literary History of Early Modernist Hebrew Fiction: Gershon Shaked and Beyond," Hebrew Studies 49 (2008), 291-298.
"Old Language, New Land: On Yung Yisroel," [Hebrew] Davka: Yiddishland and its Culture 3, (July 2007), 46-50.
"Introduction" (co-authored), in Sheila Jelen and Shachar Pinsker (eds.), Hebrew, Gender and Modernity: Critical Responses to Dvora Baron's Fiction, (Bethesda: University Press of Maryland, 2007), 3-13.
"And Suddenly We Reached God? The Construction of 'Secular' and 'Religious' in Israeli Literature," Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 5:1, (2006), 21-40.
"Unraveling the Yarn: Intertextuality, Gender and Cultural Critique in the Stories of Dvora Baron," Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender 11, (2006), 244-279.
"The Train that Rides Inside: The Jewish Predicament in Aharon Appelfeld's The Iron Tracks" [Hebrew], in Igal Shwartz and Risa Domb (eds.) Aharon Appelfeld and his World: Special Volume of Mikan, (Cambridge University and Ben-Gurion University Press, 2005), 77-89.
"Whose Canon is it? On the Formation and Dissemination of the Hebrew Canon" (Review Essay), [Hebrew], Theory and Criticism 25 (Fall 2004), 259-264.
Articles and Reviews in Non-Refereed Publications
"You Flying Carpet are no more than a dream: On the poetry of the Yiddish-Israeli writer Avrom Rintzler" [Hebrew], Ha'aretz Literary Supplement, December 2009.
"Kaffee als kultureller Nahrboden" [German], Aufbau:das Judische Monatmagazin, June 2009.
"A Rich Brew of Ideas: On Jews and Coffeehouses," The Jewish Week: Text/Context, April 2009.
"Everything Entered My Heart and Scratched it": A Review of Haim Sabato's Come O Wind, Ha'aretz Literary Supplement, April 2008.
A series of five articles on the Jewish Literary Cafes of Europe [Hebrew], Ha'aretz Literary Supplement, May-June, 2008.
"Welcome to Yiddishland" (a review of Davka), Ha'aaretz Sfarim [Hebrew and English Edition], March 2008.
Entries on Y.Kh. Ravnitski and the Zeitlin family for the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).
Entries on Yossl Birshtein, Rukhl Fishman, Avraham Rintzler, Michal Govrin, [Hebrew], Lexicon of Israeli Literature (Forthcoming).
Works in Progress
To Write in a Silent Language? Yiddish as a Double Agent in Israeli Literature and Culture, (in preparation).
Literary Cafes as Sites of Jewish Modernism [Hebrew], (in preparation).
Flowers of Identity: Hebrew Women Poets in America (editing a forthcoming annotated bilingual volume of poetry with extensive introduction and notes).
TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS
Modern Hebrew Literature
Modern Yiddish Literature
Literary Modernism and Postmodernism
Midrash and Modern Hebrew literature
Gender in Modern Hebrew Literature
Nationalism and Literature
Canon and Margins in Hebrew and Israeli literature
Centers of Modern Hebrew Literature in Eastern and Central Europe
Post-Structural Theory and Criticism
Association for Jewish Studies
National Association of Professors of Hebrew
Association of Israel Studies
Modern Language Association