Maya Arad

Maya Arad 2016

Stanford University

Maya Arad is an acclaimed author of Hebrew narrative prose and verse. Her debut novel in verse, “Another Place, a Foreign City” (Tel Aviv 2003) became a best-seller, was on the final shortlist for the Sapir prize (the Israeli “Booker”) and was adapted as a musical by the Kameri Theater. She is currently the Writer-in-Residence at Stanford University.

Maya Arad's page on this site: http://hebrew.stanford.edu/programs/writer-in-residence/

Position: Writer in Residence,


Vered Karti Shemtov

Vered Karti Shemtov 2017

Stanford University

Vered Karti Shemtov is the director of the Hebrew and Israel project at Stanford and the founder and co-editor-in chief of the journal Dibur. She joined Stanford in 2000. She teaches Hebrew language and literature at the department of Comparative Literature and the Middle Eastern Program at Stanford University. Shemtov served as the Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Jewish Studies until 2011. Some of Shemtov's recent publications include: Changing Rhythms: Towards a Theory of Prosody in Cultural Context, Bar Ilan Press, Israel 2012, several co-ediited issues including: Spoken Word, Written Word: Rethinking the Representation of Speech in Literature (2015), 1948: History and Responsibility (2013) and Jewish Conceptions and Practices of Space (2005). Shemtov published numerous articles on the works of Yehudah Amichai, Michal Govrin, A.B Yehoshua, Zruya Shalev, and others and the entry on “Hebrew Poetry: 1781-2010” in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Revised edition. Shemtov currently serves as the chair of the Literature Committee for the National Organization for Professors of Hebrew.

Position: Affiliated Faculty, Program Coordinator,

Office: Building 260, Room 214 at Stanford

Email: vshemtov@stanford.edu


Daphne Barak-Erez

Daphne Barak-Erez 2011

Law School, 2009-2010

Position: Visiting Scholars,


Tamar Zewi

Tamar Zewi 2008

Hebrew Language, 2008-2009

Position: Visiting Scholars,


Shira Stav

Shira Stav 2012

Visiting Scholar 2009-2010

Position: Visiting Scholars,


Rachel Albeck Gidron

Rachel Albeck Gidron 2006

Hebrew Literature , 2006-7

Position: Visiting Scholars,


Anat Weisman

Anat Weisman 2013

Hebrew Literature, 2013-2014

Position: Visiting Scholars,


Hagit Halperin

Hagit Halperin 2012

Hebrew Language and Literature

Position: Visiting Scholars,


Svetlana Natkovich

Svetlana Natkovich 2013

Hebrew and Slavic Literature during 2013-4.



Piki Ish-Shalom

Piki Ish-Shalom 2015

Stanford University; Israel institute

Ish Shalom is Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University and an Israel Institute Visiting Professor. Ish Shalom is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he pursued his Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations.

Position: Visiting Scholars,


Keren Gitaï-Mock

Keren Gitaï-Mock 2016

Université Paris Diderot/Université Paris Sorbonne

Keren comes to us from the Université Paris Diderot/Université Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France and studies Hebrew Literature, Language and Philosophy. Dr. Gitai-Mock will help us with editing the Dibur issue on “Collecting: French and Israeli perspectives”. She is a fellow of FRANCE-STANFORD CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Position: Visiting Scholars,


Giddon Ticotsky

Giddon Ticotsky 2016

Giddon was a 2014-2015 Israel Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and is a visiting lecturer at the Department of Comparative Literature. In 2o15-2016 he stayed at Stanford as a lecturer at the Department of Comparative Literature. Ticotsky is the Executive Editor of our journal Dibur and coordinates the Hebrew Reading Group.



Arie M. Dubnov

Arie M. Dubnov 2014

University of Haifa

Arie M. Dubnov is a Senior Lecturer at the School of History at the University of Haifa, Israel. He is affiliated with the program and contributes to our seminars and workshops.

Position: Visiting Scholars,


Kara Sanchez

Kara Sanchez 2015

Multimedia Program

Kara Sanchez is a Hebrew and Spanish teacher in the Bay Area. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Hebrew and Spanish. She also holds a Master’s degree from Washington University in Latin American and Spanish Language and Literature. During the past four years Kara has taught Hebrew and Spanish at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco and has served as the chair of the Department of Hebrew and World Languages.

Position: Affiliated Faculty,

Affiliation: Stanford


Gallia Porat

Gallia Porat 2016

Stanford University

Gallia Porat has a formal background in linguistics specifically Hebrew grammar. She studied Linguistics and Hebrew Language in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Over the past 20 years she has developed unique proven teaching techniques that yield excellent results. She has experience teaching adults as well as teenagers. Ms. Porat is a Hebrew teacher in MPJCDS middle school and was a senior staff member in the school for new immigrants in Israel, Ulpan Etzion, where she was responsible in setting the curriculum based on six different competence levels identified for the proficiency levels of new immigrants with the Hebrew language. vshemtov@stanford.edu

Position: Affiliated Faculty,

Office: Building 260, Room 214 Stanford University

Phone: (650) 725-2680

Email: gporat@stanford.edu