I am a visiting lecturer in the English Department at Lawrence University, teaching classes on comparative literature, Jewish-American literature, and gender. For an interview I gave to the Lawrencian weekly newspaper, click here.
I have a BA in Jewish studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an MA in literature from Tel Aviv University, and a PhD from New York University. My dissertation focused on Hebrew novels that incorporate actual images, such as photos and drawings. I initiated and co-edited a volume on textual-visual conjunctures in literature and art, and published articles on comics and graphic novels, children’s literature, modern adaptations of biblical stories, and relations between photography and the novel.
My concentration on Text and Image has also led me to develop an interest in museum work and the curatorial process, as a fascinating encounter of verbal and visual aspects of art and culture. I spent the summer of 2012 as a Scholar in Residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, and in summer 2013 I was an intern in the Department of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum.