Sheera Talpaz is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Her research focuses on Near Eastern poetry, history, and politics. In particular, it engages in parallel readings of Modern Hebrew and Palestinian poetry in light of and in response to major crises and historical turning points. Sheera holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Michigan and a B.A. with Honors in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago, where she studied Modern Hebrew Poetry under Professors Menachem Brinker and Neta Stahl and wrote a thesis on Natan Alterman and Yehuda Amichai.