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2009-10 Visiting Scholars

Daphne Barak-Erez is the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor in Israel Studies this year at Stanford. She is a lecturer at the Law School and in the program for International Relations. She comes to us from Tel Aviv University where she is Faculty of Law. Her interests include Administrative and Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Privatization, Legal Feminism, and Israeli Legal History.

Arie Dubnov is currently a lecturer in the History Department at Stanford. He comes to us from The Hebrew University as a lecturer in History there. His interests are in modern intellectual history, with emphasis on history of British political thought and modern Jewish history.

Avi Tchamni will be teaching in the Music Department this coming Winter & Spring where he will teach courses in “Jewish Music in the Lands of Islam” and “Music of Modern Israel,” respectively. He is currently a lecturer in Music at the University of California in Santa Cruz (UCSC).

Writer in Residence:
Maya Arad
’s debut novel in verse from 2003, “another Place, a Foreign City” was a finalist for the Sapir prize (the Israeli Booker) and was recently chosen by Yedioth Achronot as one of the Ten Books of the Decade 2000-2010. Ma’ariv, however, chose Arad’s third novel, “Seven Moral Failings”, for its own list of Twenty Books of the Decade 2000-2010.

Trained as a linguist (PhD from UCL, 1998), Maya Arad taught at several universities including Harvard, Geneva and Stanford, and is now a writer in residence at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

Israel Studies and Related Fields:
Tamar Sagiv - Visiting Scholar, Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Shira Stav - Visiting Scholar, Taube Center for Jewish Studies