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Shachar Pinsker

Shachar Pinsker is associate professor of Hebrew literature and culture at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe, the winner of the 2011 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the AJS. Edited volumes include Where the Sea and Earth Meet: Israeli Stories in Yiddish (2016); Meager Gifts from Desert Islands: Women’s Hebrew Poetry on American Shores (2016); and Hebrew, Gender, and Modernity: Critical Responses to Dvora Baron's Fiction (with S. Jelen, 2007). He has published numerous articles dealing with Hebrew, Jewish, and Israeli literature and culture. He is currently completing a book entitled A Rich Brew: Urban Cafes and Modern Jewish Culture, and working on a study focusing on the place of Yiddish in Israeli literature. He mentors a number of PhD students focusing on Hebrew literature, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in English and Hebrew on Israeli culture and Jewish literature.