Theatre and Israeli Culture
Dr. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi (PhD) is a tenured Senior Lecturer of Theatre and Performance Studies at Bar-Ilan University’s Department of Comparative Literature. In 2012 she was appointed as a member of the Israel Young Academy (IYA), established by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Dr. Aronson-Lehavi is the author of Gender and Feminism in Modern Theatre (Open University Press, 2013, Hebrew); Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, New Middle Ages Series, 2011); and editor of Wanderers and Other Israeli Plays (Seagull Books, In Performance Series, 2009). She holds a PhD in Theatre Studies from City University of New York’s Graduate Center and her awards and distinctions include a Fulbright grant for doctoral studies, a Dan David post-doctoral research award and the 2012 award for Excellence in Teaching, Bar-Ilan University.
During the 2013-14 academic year Dr. Arosnon-Lehavi will serve as the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor at UC Berkeley, where she will teach courses about Jewish and Israeli theatre and culture.