University of Michigan

Shachar PinskerShachar Pinsker is Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature and Culture at the University of Michigan. He completed his PhD at UC Berkeley, He was a visiting professor at Harvard, Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion and the Hebrew University and lectured extensively in the US, Europe and Israel. He is the author of Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe (Stanford University Press, 2011), and the co-editor of Hebrew, Gender, and Modernity (University of Maryland Press, 2007). He has published numerous articles and chapters dealing with Hebrew, Jewish and Israeli literature and culture.


  • A Rich Brew of Ideas: Urban Cafes and Modern Jewish Culture
  • A Tale of Two Cities: The Cultural Geography of Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv
  • Yiddish in Israeli Literature and Culture