Assistant Professor of the Practice of Jewish Civilization
Meital Orr holds a doctorate in Modern Jewish Literature from Harvard University and an M.A. in Hebrew Literature from Columbia University. She teaches courses of comparative Jewish literature and culture, and Hebrew language at Georgetown University’s Center for Jewish Civilization.
Previously, Dr. Orr has taught at Harvard University’s Near East Languages and Cultures Department and at Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies.
Her recent publications focus on parallel depictions and thematic intersections between Israeli and Palestinian literature and film. Her current project is on the convergent experiences of Israeli and Palestinian women in recent literature and film.
Areas of expertise: Modern Jewish Literature and Culture, Modern Jewish History, Comparative Literature, Palestinian Literature and Culture, Holocaust Literature and Film