Yael Ben-Zvi Morad

Dr. Yael Ben-Zvi Morad

Felix Posen Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (2020)
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Prof. Dmitry Shumsky's ISF Research
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Yael Ben-Zvi Morad is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Prof. Dmitry Shumsky's ISF research; both in the Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry Department, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI).

She received her PhD as a Kreitman fellow from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in 2015 for her dissertation "First Body Feminine: Contemporary Hebrew Autobiographies by Women", under the supervision of Dr Hamutal Tsamir.  
In the same year, she began her post-doc at BGU.  
In 2017 she was a visiting researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, in Leipzig, Germany, where she analysed memoirs of Jewish Female Holocaust Survivors and their descendants, discovering unique literary techniques in these works.  
In 2018 she was a member of the Young Academy Forum at The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities.

Yael is the author of the books Patricide: Gender and Nationalism in Palestinian Cinema (2011) and Wedding in the Snow (2008), as well as of numerous academic articles.

Among her prizes and honors are: Prize in memory of Yael Levy Hazan for an outstanding PhD dissertation in the field of Gender and Hebrew Literature, BGU; Research and visiting scholarships, Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture, in Leipzig; Kreitman Post-Doctoral Fellowship, BGU; Yad Tabenkin Prize for outstanding PhD work in the field of Israel Studies; The Skirball Prize for Excellence, Heksherim Institute BGU; Kreitman Doctoral Fellowship, BGU; Support for a book publication from the Nehemia Levtzion Center for the Study of Islam, HUJI; Puzis Fellowship for Academic Excellence the, School of Cultural Studies, Tel-Aviv University (TAU); Scholarship for Outstanding Students, the Department of Film and Television, TAU.

Her main subjects of research are:  Jewish and Israeli identity in literature and cinema; Palestinian cinema; autobiographies; gender and nationalism; feminine writing; Israeli and Palestinian masculinity.