Bridges and Door Knockers: Iraqi Jewish Women Write Home

For Current Fellows
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
3:00 PM

Katz Center
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Karen Schnitker

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research with Penn and regional faculty in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting.


Event photo: Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times.


Nancy E. Berg

Washington University St. Louis

Nancy E. Berg is professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. She teaches courses in Israeli literature, Hebrew, and Jewish and Middle Eastern studies. While much of her scholarship focuses on the literature of Iraqi Jews, she has also researched Israeli women’s writing, memory, and food.

Berg earned her PhD in Modern Hebrew and Arabic Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a Lady Davis Fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a CASA Fellow at the American University in Cairo.

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