Meital Orr

Meital Orr is a literary critic whose areas of expertise are modern Jewish and Israeli literature and film in comparative context in the 20th and 21st centuries. She has authored numerous articles and publications in these areas, including in the Forward, Shofar and Prooftexts. Dr. Orr has a doctorate in Modern Jewish Literature from Harvard University and an M.Phil. in Hebrew Literature from Columbia University. Currently, she is at work on a book manuscript on the largely undocumented convergences between Israeli and Palestinian literature and film in the 21st century.

Dr. Orr teaches across multiple disciplines including Jewish and Israeli literature, film, culture and history, as well as Hebrew language, at the Center for Jewish Civilization (SFS). Her teaching includes the Spring courses: “Re-examining the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Literature and Film,” and "A History of the Jewish People: From Antiquity to Today," and Fall courses: "Interfaith Marriage in Literature and Film," and "Arguing with God: The Bible as Literature.” She also teaches Intermediate Hebrew Language and coordinates the Hebrew Program. Previously, she was based at Harvard University’s Near East Languages and Cultures Department and Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies.

Academic Appointment(s)

Associate Teaching Professor, SFS - Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC)