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Mikhal Dekel

Associate Professor
Director of the English Honors Program


Division of Humanities and the Arts




NAC 6/348

p: 212-650-6305


  • Profile

    Prof. Dekel holds a Doctorate in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is the author of *The Universal Jew: Masculinity, Modernity and the Zionist Moment* (Northwestern University Press, 2011). Her scholarly articles, translations and blogs have appeared in ELH, WSQ, Jewish Social Studies, Guernica and in various anthologies.

  • Education

    • L.L.B., Tel Aviv University
    • M.A., The City College of New York
    • M.Phil, Ph.D., Columbia University
  • Courses Taught

    • Trauma and Literature
    • Themes in Comparative Literature
    • Literary Theory
    • Law and Literature
    • Nationality and Masculinity in Late Nineteenth Century European Literature
    • Critical Reading and Writing II, Introduction to Prose
  • Research Interests

    • Interconnections between gender, sexuality and nationality in late nineteenth century European literature and thought
    • Minority identity; language in Diaspora; theories of post colonialism and nationalism.
    • Critical legal studies; law and ethics
    • Literary representation of trauma
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