Research and teaching interests in Jewish cultural and social history, nationalism, collective memory, language ideology and policy, and historical Jewish-Arab relations.
Teaching specialty in 20th Century Russian literature, theatre and drama, Modern Yiddish literature and drama.
Teaching specialty in Israeli economy.
Teaching specialty in Biblical Hebrew and textual criticism.
My research has been on two tracks--theories of comparative politics, specifically state-society relations, and Middle East politics, with an emphasis on Israel and Palestinians.
Teaching specialties in modern European Jewish History and Sephardic Jewry.
Teaching specialty in Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew Bible, Near Eastern languages, literature, history, and religions.
Teaching specialty in Spinoza and Jewish Philosophy.
Teaching and research interests in the Russian Jewish experience, modern Jewish literature, Yiddish, Soviet and post-Soviet culture.
My research and teaching focus on modern Jewish literature, Hebrew, and Israeli culture.