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Israeli living in Vienna. BA and MA studies in History at Tel Aviv University (1978-1984).  PhD studies in Cultural Studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. 1993 PhD. Post-doc at Tel Aviv University and Columbia University, NY. Research project: Jewish Intellectuals in Exile 1933-194.
1978-1985 worked as political analyst at the Israeli Defense Ministry, writing the history of Israel-Egypt Peace Process. (10 volumes, in the ministry archives).
1995-2006  staff (tenure truck) at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and taught Cultural Studies.
Since 2006 I live in Vienna, and taught topics in Israel Studies at the University of Vienna, Institute for Judaic Studies. 2012 established The Center for Israel Studies. Since 2014 I am the Secretary General of the Center.

Areas of Specialization

20th century Intellectual history, Jewish Intellectuals in Exile.


9) Arthur Koestler: A Wanderer on Earth. Book in preparation for Berghahn books.
8) “Gershon Shoffman: A Hebrew Writer and WWI”, (Forthcoming Jewish Quarterly Review)
7)  Exiled Humanism: Heritage in Literary Writing, 1933-1945”. New German Critique. Summer 2014
6) “Invisible People: Women in Exile,” German Life and Letters (Blackwell Publishers Co. U.K. 2013).

5) “Jeremiah. Franz Werfel and Judaism”, Transversal, Zeitschrift für Jüdische Studien. Graz, (Fall, 2013)
4) “The Westernized Orient: The Case of Werfel’s Forty Days of Musah Dagh”, Hagar, (In Hebrew). (Ben Gurion University Press, 2010).
3) “David Vogel and Married Life: The Jewish-Viennese Love Affair”, in Wien und de Judische Erfahrung 1900-1938. Akkulturation, Antisemitismus, Zionismus, Stern and Eichinger eds. (Vienna, 2008).  
2) “Modern Judaism in Exile”, in Zman Yehudi Chadash – Tarbut Yehudith Beidan Chiloni – Mabat Encyclopedy, eds. Y. Yovel, D. Shaham, Yair Tzaban, 2007, Keter, Tel Aviv. (in Hebrew).  
1) “History and Memory in Exile Literature: The Case of Lion Feuchtwanger”, Jahrbuch der Theodor Kramer Gesellschaft Verlag, (Salzburg 2006)