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Lital Levy is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, USA. Her research concerns work in and between comparative literature, cultural studies, critical theory, and intellectual history. In particular, her research in comparative literature encompasses Hebrew, Arabic, and Anglophone literatures and cultures both individually and in conjunction. She specializes in zones of contact between Arabic and Hebrew, with her work often finding itself at the nexus of literature and history, or of cultural studies and religion.
She has published Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine (Princeton UP, 2014): http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10389.html(link is external). Forthcoming from Stanford University Press is The Jewish Nahda: An Arab-Jewish Intellectual History (provisional title).
Levy has a BA from Columbia University (Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures), MA from Columbia University (International Affairs) and a PhD from University of California, Berkeley (Comparative Literature).