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The Faculty of Humanities
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 9190501

Department Head and Director of Literature Studies: Prof. Ruth Fine,

Director of Historical Studies: Dr. Claudia Kedar,

Director of Linguistic Studies: Dr. Aldina Quintana,

Department Advisors for BA Students: Dr. Claudia Kedar and Mr. Itay Baruj,

Department Advisors for MA and PHD Students: Prof. Ruth Fine (Literature) and Dr. Claudia Kedar (History)


For administrative matters, please contact
Ms. Adva Cohen,
Tel. 02-5883616
Office hours: Sun., Mon., Wed., Thur., 10:00-13:00.
Room: 4502, Faculty of Humanities, Mount Scopus


Dr. Aldina Quintana

Room: 6505 (Humanities), Office hours: By appointment

Research Interests: Spanish linguistics, History of the Ibero-Romance languages, Spanish sociolinguistics and variation, Sephardic Studies and Ladino


As a specialist in Spanish philology, Ibero-romance languages, and Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), her research and teaching focus on historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and language variation of Spanish and Judeo-Spanish. M.A. from the Freie Universität Berlin and PhD from the Hebrew University, she was a research fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) before she has joined the Department of Romance and Latin American Studies in 2009, where she is a senior lecturer. Her publications include the book Geografía lingüística del judeoespañol: estudio sincrónico y diacrónico. Completed projects: "The Sephardim - Through Their Own Eyes and Their Relationship with the Spanish Language I" (Spanish Ministry of Science and Development, Grants SB2006-0005 and JCI-2008-2348), "From Old Spanish to Judeo-Spanish: Formation of New Linguistic Varieties Not Subjected to Standardizing Pressure in the Context of Migration (16th-17th Centuries)" (La Lettre Sepharade and Israel Sciences Foundation , Grant 473/11). Current researchs: "Annotate diachronic corpus of Judeo-Spanish (Ladino)" and "Civic responses after terror attacks in Europe: language, communication and society".

Dr. Aldina Quintana is a corresponding academician of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE).