Professor of Middle East Studies and Judaic Studies

The University of Michigan


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union, 2001.
M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1997.
B.A. Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1994.
Comparative and Hebrew Literature; Amirim Program for Outstanding Students


Books and Edited Volumes:

A Rich Brew: Urban Cafés and Modern Jewish Culture (New York University Press, 2018; paperback edition, 2019)

Editor: Where the Sky and the Sea Meet: Israeli Yiddish Stories [Hebrew] (Magness Press, forthcoming, 2019)

Editor: Women’s Hebrew Poetry on American Shores (Wayne State University Press, 2016)

Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011); Jordan Schnitzer Book Award of the Association for Jewish Studies for the best book in Jewish Literature and Linguistics published 2007-2011

Co-editor (with Sheila Jelen): 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).

Books in Progress:
A Silent Language? Yiddish in Israeli Literature and Culture

Blog Posts



    Below the Line: The Feuilleton and Modern Jewish Cultures (Collaborative Research Project)

    Mapping Modern Jewish Cultures (Digital scholarship) project)



    Association for Jewish Studies

    Modern Languages Association

    Association for Professors of Hebrew

    American Comparative Literature  Association

    Association for Israel Studies

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