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Dr. Nir Evron teaches a variety of courses at the Department of English and American Studies from an introductory course on Literary Theory and Criticism to MA seminars on American Modernist novel and the concept of culture. His research interests include Twentieth-Century American literature, the history of the novel, Realism, literary theory, etc.

Dr. Boaz Hagin is chair of the undergraduate and graduate film studies programs at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University. He is co-editor of the Depth of Field book series published by the Steve Tisch School with Am Oved and member of the editorial board of the SCMS's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. His articles appear in Screen, Journal of Film and Video, New Review of Film and Television Studies, GLQ, Cinema Journal, Camera Obscura, Journal of Popular Film and Television, and Psychoanalyse im Widerspruch.


Prof. Eyal Naveh is a professor of history at Tel Aviv University and the former chair of the Department of General History. He teaches U.S. history, modern Israeli history and the history of education. Alongside his academic publications that focused on Martyrdom and Political Theology in American history, Professor Naveh wrote several textbooks for the Israeli K-12 education system and authored many of the Hebrew language textbooks about American history and culture used in Israeli high-school and university classrooms. 
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Professor Uzi Rabi, Ph.D (Tel Aviv University, 2000) is the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, and a senior researcher at the Center for Iranian Studies, both at Tel Aviv University.  Formerly, he was the Head of the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University. From 2004-2005, he held a visiting professorship at the Lipinski Institute of San Diego State University. His research focuses on the modern history and evolution of states and societies in the Middle East, Iranian-Arab relations, oil and politics in the Middle East, and Sunni-Shi’i dynamics; within this framework he has supervised the dissertations of numerous doctoral candidates in this field over the years.

Prof. Yossi Shain is the Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University where he also serves as the Head of the Aba Eben Program of Diplomacy and Co-Chair of the MA Program in Political Leadership. He is also a Full Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics at Georgetown University and the Founding Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization. In 2007 he served pro-bono as President of the Western Galilee College.


Prof. Hannah Wirth-Nesher has served as The Samuel L. and Perry Haber Chair on the Study of the Jewish Experience in the United States at Tel Aviv University, and as the Founding Director of the Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture. She also served as the Chair of the Department of English and American Studies for eight years. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, the Frankel Institute at the University of Michigan, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, and she has been Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Konstanz. She has been recognized for excellence in teaching by the rector and dean of the Humanities at TAU. 


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