Keren Dotan focuses on modern Mizrahi literature, with a special emphasis on Hebrew Mizrahi literature at the end of the Ottoman era and the beginning of the British Mandate (19th and 20th centuries). She previously taught at Sapir College and the Open University of Israel. Currently, she is an editor at Kav Adom Books, part of Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House. She has written for various publications, including Ha’aretz, Mitaam, ynet, and Israel Hayom, where she still writes
Dotan received her PhD from the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and her previous degrees (LLB, BA, MA) from Tel Aviv University.
- “Writing Modernity from The East: Secularism, tradition, and modernism in Yitzhaq Shami,” Mikan (Hebrew; 2017)
- Editor, with Chen Strauss, Critical Essays on Yehoshua Kenaz—The Beauty of the Defeated (Hebrew; Am Oved and Heksherim Institute of Ben Gurion University, 2016)