Assistant Professor of the Practice of Jewish Civilization, Hebrew Program Coordinator
Meital Orr is a literary critic with a doctorate in Modern Jewish Literature from Harvard University and an M.Phil. in Hebrew Literature from Columbia University. She has published peer-reviewed articles on modern Jewish literature and film in comparative context. She teaches courses of comparative Jewish literature and culture, and Hebrew language at Georgetown University’s Center for Jewish Civilization.
Dr. Orr is currently working on a speaking engagement on modern Jewish literature at the 2020 ASEES conference, and an article for a special edition of SHOFAR, ‘The Modern Jewess: Images and Text,’ on the convergence of women’s voices in 21st century Israeli and Palestinian Literature and Film. She teaches the courses, “Re-examining the Middle East Conflict: Israeli and Palestinian Literature and Film,” “Introduction to Jewish Civilization: Great Jewish Texts through Space and Time” and Intermediate Hebrew. Previously, she has taught at Harvard University’s Near East Languages and Cultures Department and at Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies.
Areas of expertise: Modern Jewish Literature and Culture, Modern Jewish History, Comparative Literature, Palestinian Literature and Culture