Michal Peles Almagor | מיכל פלס אלמגור
Michal Peles Almagor is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Research Fellow and Tel Aviv University, where she teaches literature and theater arts. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History. Her research interest includes Jewish multilingualism and Israel-diaspora relations, focusing on Hebrew literature from a transnational perspective; German-Jewish literature before Shoah; and Israeli and Jewish theater. Michal earned her PhD at the University of Chicago, where she also taught courses on Jewish literature, modern theater, and advanced Hebrew. Michal lived in Chicago for seven years, where she also had the opportunity to reflect on contemporary exchanges between Hebrew and English languages. Since 2019, Michal has been working as an educational consultant, specializing in developing curricula and introducing Hebrew and Israeli literature and culture to Jewish-American communities. Prior to pursuing her doctorate degree, Michal worked in the Israeli theater. She is the author of the short play “With a Year Passing By,” which features at Tzavta Theater, and the director of several productions including Harold Pinter’s “Night” (Habima Theater) and two children’s plays based on H.N Bialik’s tales. Her publications span a wide range of Hebrew writers such as Leah Goldberg, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, David Vogel, Nissim Aloni, and the contemporary Yael Ne’eman. In 2022, her work received the Leo Baeck Prize for the study of German Jewish history and culture.