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.


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

M.A. University of Texas at Austin

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), University of Damascus

B.A. University of Chicago


The Arabic Afterlives of S Yizhar’s Khirbet Khiz’ah: Translating Global Modernist Affect between Empathy and Distress. Forthcoming in Dibur, Issue 8, Spring 2020.


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