Kata Bohus (1980) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. She holds her M.A. in History (University of Toronto) and Nationalism Studies (Central European University). Her academic interests include Modern European Jewish History and History of Communism.
Daria Boniecka-Stępień (1986) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Hebrew Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. Her academic interests include Zionist ideology, Jewish identity, the relation between religion and identity in the Zionist perspective. She wrote her M.A. thesis on the topic of the image of Jesus in Zionist thought. Her Ph.D. thesis investigates the role and nature of religion in works of Zionist thinkers and writers.
Yoni Eshpar (1974) currently writes his M.A. thesis in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at the Tel Aviv University. His research concerns intellectual influences on the anti-immigration movement in Britain during the period 1985-1905. He works as a director of the Public Department of Gisha – a Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, based in Tel Aviv. His previous positions included working as a political analyst for Exclusive Analysis (UK) and a writer for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz’s weekend magazine.
Sharon Meir (1975) is Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of Haifa, Israel. Her academic interests include Modern Israeli Women’s Literature, psychological aspects of literature and gender. Her Ph.D. dissertation deals with the various and multifaceted representations of Freudian “Uncanny” in Dorit Rabinyan, Shifra Horn and Savyon Liebrecht writings. She is preparing her dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Nitza Ben-Dov.
Agnieszka Podpora (1985) is Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Hebrew Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland; Scholarship holder of the Polish Ministry of Science and of the Government of Israel Junior Research Program at Tel Aviv University. Her academic interests include issues of the Holocaust, trauma and memorial culture in contemporary Hebrew and Polish literature. Currently she is working on her dissertation concerning Polish and Israeli post-Holocaust narratives.
Oriol Poveda (1978) holds his B.A. in Humanities from the University Pompeu Fabra. In 2009 he joined Paideia, the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden. In 2010 he became the first Paideia alumnus to earn a M.A. in Jewish Studies in the framework of a pilot cooperation with the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg. He wrote his M.A. thesis on the topic of madness and the limits of reason in Michel Foucault and Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. His work experience includes work as a journalist for arte in Berlin, in a grassroots NGO in Mexico and as a filmmaker in Israel and Palestine.
Shai Rudin (1979) is Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of Haifa, Israel. His academic interests relate to Modern Hebrew Prose, Holocaust Literature and Israeli women's writing. His Ph.D. dissertation investigated the influences of radical feminist discourse on Israeli women's writing, the acceptance of women writers in Israel and the connection between the Israeli politics and the representation of space, gender, otherness, and coupledom in Modern Hebrew Literature.