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MemberOrchid Tierney

A doctoral candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania, Orchid Tierney researches landfills and their relationships to contemporary poetry, poetics, and media. Her dissertation draws on interdisciplinary methodologies from discard studies, media archaeology, and the digital humanities to explore the issues related to contemporary waste displacement and the afterlives of toxic discards in media art and poetry.

MemberRachel S. Harris

Rachel S. Harris is Associate Professor of Israeli Literature and Culture in Comparative and World Literature and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her recent publications include An Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature (2014) and Warriors, Witches, WhoresWomen in Israeli Cinema (2017). She is the book review editor for the Journal of Jewish Identities, and Chair of the Women’s Caucus of the AJS (Association for Jewish Studies) 2018-2020.

MemberRachel Green

Rachel Green is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Israel/Palestine Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research interests include Hebrew and Arabic literatures and cultures, the history of emotion, and affective economies. Her current book project, tentatively entitled, “Affective Textures of Empathy,” seeks to bring the Hebrew and Arabic-speaking worlds into broader theoretical conversations about intergroup empathy and its limits in the wake of colonialism.