Nancy E. Berg is the chair of the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures as well as a professor of Hebrew Languages and Literatures 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.

Select publications:

  • with Naomi Sokoloff, What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (University of Washington Press, 2018)

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Nancy E. Berg (2018-2019)