Israeli living in Vienna since 2016. BA and MA studies in History at Tel Aviv University and the University of Geneva (1978-1987). PhD studies in Cultural Studies at the Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland. 1993 PhD. Post-doc at Tel Aviv University and Columbia University, NY. Research project: “Jewish Intellectuals in Exile 1933-1945.”
2019- Webster University, Vienna, Adjunct Professor, HPRR| (Israel Studies)
2007-2019 University of Vienna, Department of Jewish Studies, Lecturer, Jewish and Israel Studies
2019 University of Vienna. Founder of Israel Studies program
2018 Diplomatic Academy, Vienna. Founder of Chair for Israel Studies
2016-2018 Austrian Academy of Sciences, Project: Jewish Intellectuals between Zionism and Judaism
2012- 2018 Center for Israel Studies Vienna. Founder and Director
1996-2006 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Cultural Studies,
1980-1987 Ministry of Defense, Israel, Senior Political Analyst. Narrator of the Peace Process with Egypt
Areas of Specialization
Jews between multiple identities, Hebrew literature and Hebrew writer in Europe at the turn of the 20th century, The Hebrew Language as Identity, a cultural interpretation of Zionism, Zionism Revisited: new approaches to early Zionism, Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Israeli cinema, Jewish Intellectuals, Zionism and Judaism. (Research project conducted at the Austrian Academy of Sciences), Acculturation, assimilation, antisemitism: Intellectuals’ responses
Arthur Koestler: A Wanderer on Earth. Book being translated into Hebrew for publication in Israel.
Nicht für immer: Ausgewählte Erzählungen. G. Lamprecht, S. Goldstein (eds) Gershon Shoffman’s stories, translated by Ruth Achlama. Droschl, 201 “Gershom Shofmann: A Hebrew Writer”.
Camp David, (Ministry of Defense, Israel 1982-1987) 10 Vols
“Alternative Zionism: the Hebrew language as homeland. Gershon Shofmann and Modernism.” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies Forthcoming 2022
Exiled Humanism: Heritage in Literary Writing, 1933-1945”. New German Critique. Summer 2014
“Jeremiah. Franz Werfel and Judaism”, Transversal, Zeitschrift für Jüdische Studien. Graz, (Fall, 2013)
“The Westernized Orient: The Case of Werfel’s Forty Days of Musah Dagh”, Hagar, (In Hebrew). (Ben Gurion University Press, 2010).
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).
“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).
“History and Memory in Exile Literature: The Case of Lion