King's College London
Ivan and Nina Ross Family Fellowship

Research Topic

Between Partitions and Translations: Arab-Jewish Cultural Visions at the Turn of the Twentieth Century


Yuval Evri is a sociologist and cultural researcher at King's College London. He focuses on the political-intellectual history of the Land of Israel/Palestine at the turn of the 20th century.

Evri received his PhD from Tel Aviv University. He has held fellowships at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Berlin, Cambridge University, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, and the Cherrick Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Selected publications

  • “Translation without Original: The Question of Ownership over Text and Territory in the Translation of Biblical Stories from the Palestinian Oral Tradition to Hebrew Literature” in An Arabic-Hebrew Literary Space, ed. H. Hever and M. Kayyal (Hebrew; Van Leer Institute Press and Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2016)
  • “Iraqi Homeland in Hebrew: On Nationalism and Ethnic Identities in the Novel ‘The Other One’ by Shimon Ballas,” Theory and Criticism (2009)



Delving into the meaning of modernity beyond the European, American, and Israeli contexts, looking instead to North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and Central and South Asia.