Dr. Chen Edelsburg is a scholar of Comparative Literature working on American and Hebrew literature and the intersections between them, with a special interest in feminist studies and narrative theory. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Comparative Literature at Stanford University and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the departments of Gender Studies and English at Tel Aviv University. She also teaches at the literature department, from which she received her Ph.D. in April 2018.
Dr. Abigail Faust has recently completed her doctoral studies at the Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. She received her LL.B and LL.M (summa cum laude) from Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Law, and is a graduate of the Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students. Dr. Faust's doctoral dissertation explores the history of legislative debates on consumer credit and consumer bankruptcy policy in the United States Congress. Her research interests include private law theory, political theory, and economic regulation.
Dr. Slava Greenberg
Dr. Slava Greenberg received his PhD from The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Greenberg explores the potential of emerging media forms to offer embodied phenomenological experiences, in reference to LGBTQIA+ studies, gender, and disability studies. His analysis of animation, spectatorship, and disability challenges film theories’ vision-centric articulation of the ‘viewer,’ and dichotomist perceptions of cinematic sound as either ‘deaf’ or ‘hearing.’
Dr. Taylor Johnston
Dr. Taylor Johnston is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of the United States. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley in 2019. Her research interests include twentieth-century and contemporary American fiction, African-American literature, and critical race theory.
Dr. Yair Kaldor
Dr. Yair Kaldor is a sociologist and political economist interested in questions of class, power, culture, and politics. His current research examines the financialization of the U.S. economy and its impact on income inequality since the 1970s from a class perspective. Kaldor is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University
Or Rappel-Kroyzer is a PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University working on the memory of the first decades of statehood of California. He holds a BA in Mathematics, Computer Science and Jewish Philosophy from Hebrew University, a BA in history from the Open University, and an MA in American History from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Rappel-Kroyzer conducts research on the border between humanities and software. He has conducted a data-science project that examined the attitudes of American Jewish media towards Israel and has developed a web tool to enhance the accessibility of Israeli students to research materials about the U.S.