War and Peace in Israeli Literature; Women Write about Women; The Transformation of Hebrew Literature to Cinema; The Shah in Israeli Literature
Dr. Tikva Meroz-Aharoni earned her Ph.D (Magna Cum Laude) in Hebrew and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. She studied towards an M.A. in Comparative Literature and Communications, obtaining a Certificate of Proficiency in Communications from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Dr. Meroz-Aharoni has been a producer, editor and interviewer in “Galay Zahal” – Israel Army Broadcasting Authority, for which she won an award for current events programs. Additionally she has taught at Columbia University in the department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, the University of Pennsylvania in the department of Oriental Studies, Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva and the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.
Currently Dr. Meroz-Aharoni teaches contemporary Hebrew literature, comparative literature and films at Ashkelon Academic College, an extension of Bar Ilan University. She is also theater critic for the Ashkelon Cultural Center, a literary critic for Kol-Israel, and a director for Hebrew and Arabic literature in the Ministry of Culture and Sport , State of Israel. She is currently working on her novel that deals with relationships between Israeli women and American men, and previously won first prize for her short story, “Second Roots”.