Visiting Professor of Israel Studies
PhD (The University of California, Berkeley)
Dan Laor is Visiting Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) and the Divinity School for the Winter and Spring quarters of 2014. Professor Laor, Professor of Hebrew Literature and the incoming Jacob and Shoshana Schreiber Chair for Contemporary Jewish Culture, Tel Aviv University, is a well-known scholar of the contemporary Israeli novel. He is the author of six books, and editor of another seven, on modern Israeli fiction, and in particular the works of S. Y. Agnon. Professor Laor's Winter quarter course in NELC (“Representations of the Holocaust in Hebrew/Israeli Literature”) is as Patinkin Professor through the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, and the Spring course (“The Works of S.Y. Agnon”) is as Israel Studies Professor in the Divinity School in the area of Religion and Literature.