Areas of Specialization

Poetry and Poetics
19th- and 20th-Century American Poetry
Contemporary American Poetry
Walt Whitman Studies
Jewish American Poetry
Influence and Intertextuality
Poetry as Protest
Women’s Poetry
Multi-lingual Poetry
Creative Writing

Academic Writing

Current Position:

Head, Division of Languages
Tel Aviv University

Contact Information


2011: PhD, School of Cultural Studies,
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Walt Whitman and Jewish American Poetry
Exploring how Jewish American poets
adopted Walt Whitman to negotiate
Jewish American identity

2005: Master’s Degree, English Literature,
Department of English and American Studies,
Tel Aviv University

2000: Bachelor’s Degree, Comparative Literature,
Binghamton University, New York

Courses: Poetry 

2018-19-present: Identity in American Poetry, TAU
2018: Special Seminar, “Poets Respond to America”
(Summer graduate course), Queens College, CUNY
2016-present: Poetry and Protest, TAU
2016-present: Walt Whitman’s World, TAU
2016: Studies in American Literature 1820-1920
(Summer graduate course on Walt Whitman),
Queens College, CUNY
2016-present: Poets Respond to America, TAU

2015-present: Women’s Poetry in America, TAU
2015: Introduction to Poetry, Queens College, CUNY
2014: Studies in a Literary Genre or Movement
(“Walt Whitman’s World”), York College, CUNY
2007-2013: Teaching undergraduate courses
in fields of specialization, 
“Walt Whitman’s World,” “Jewish American Poetry,”

Department of English and American Studies,

2003-2005: Teaching Assistant,
Department English and American Studies,

Courses: Creative Writing

2016-2021: Writing the Experience of Tel Aviv,
Tel Aviv University International
2014: Creative Writing, York College, CUNY
2006-2013: Creative Writing Workshop,
Department of English and American Studies, TAU
2008-2013: Creative Writing, TAU International  
2012: Developing Writing Skills, Talpiot College of Education
2010, 2012: Creative Writing,
Ben-Gurion University Overseas Program, Israel  
2008-2009: Creative Writing,
Beit Berl Academic College

Courses: Academic Writing

2022-Present: Scientific Writing in English (Engineering students/graduate)
2015-2021: Writing Proseminar,
2014-2016: Writing about Literature,
Queens College, CUNY
2013-2016: Writing about Literature,
York College, CUNY

2014: Research Writing, York College, CUNY
2013: Advanced academic writing,
Beit Berl Academic College

2011-2013: Reading/writing for academic purposes,
Division of Foreign Languages, TAU
2012-2013: Reading/writing for academic purposes,
Talpiot College of Education
2010: Reading for academic purposes,
Department of English as a Foreign Language,
Ben-Gurion University

Conference Papers (Selected)

June 2021: “Representations
of Russia in Allen Ginsberg’s
Jewish American Poetry,”
American and Russian Poetries,
Université de Toulouse

February 2021: “When there are 
no roads: Lea Goldberg and Poetry
of Ambiguity,” SELI Conference,
“Strange Days,” Tel Aviv University

June 2019: “Walkers in the City:
(Re)reading Walt Whitman Through
Charles Reznikoff,” International
Walt Whitman Week Symposium,
Grolier Club, New York City

May 2019: Poetry Now III:
Poetry and Democracy

at the Whitman Bicentennial,
Co-organizer, Tel Aviv University

December 2017: Poetry Now II:
The Body Poetic,
Co-organizer, jointly sponsored by
Tel Aviv University and University of Haifa

June 2017: “Muriel Rukeyser
and the Poetic/Prophetic Mode,”
Prophetic Urgency:
From Romantic Visions
to Contemporary Apocalypses,
Hebrew University

May 2016: “Jewish American Poetry,
Modernism, and Walt Whitman,”
Literary Spaces and Jewish Languages,
Symposium in Honor of
Prof. Hana Wirth-Nesher,
Tel Aviv University

December 2016: Poetry Now:
Symposium on the Research
and Writing of Poetry,
Co-organizer, Tel Aviv University

October 2014: “Against Genre” panel,
Queens College, CUNY 

June 2013: “Poetry, Influence,
and the Mentorship of Karen Alkalay-Gut,” 

What Do We Talk About
When We Talk About Poetry?

Tel Aviv University

March 2012: “How difficult for me is Hebrew:
Poetry in English in Israel,”

English Poetry in Unexpected Places,
Dept. of English and American Studies,
Tel Aviv University

February 2012:
“What to Know Before
Starting Your PhD,”
Panel organizer,
Association of Writers (AWP),

April 2010: “Muriel Rukeyser’s Liturgical Poetics,”
NeMLA Conference,

August 2009: Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference,
Work-Study Scholar,
Middlebury, Vermont

June 2008: “Whitman and Holocaust Poetry:
Irving Feldman’s ‘The Pripet Marshes,’”
Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association,
Dortmund, Germany

Other Professional Experience

2009-2011: Assistant poetry editor,
Narrative Magazine

2006-2009: Research assistant
for Professor Hana Wirth-Nesher’s project,

“Cross Scripts: Hebrew Letters, English Writing,”
Israel Science Fund




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