Dr. Hornike completed her undergraduate degree in Latin American Studies and Gender Studies Magna Cum Laude at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She subsequently continued her studies at the University of Calgary, where she wrote a thesis at the department of French, Italian, and Spanish titled "Si yo fuese yo- Los sujetos nómadas en Clarice Lispector y Mayra Santos-Febres". During her PhD studies conducted at Cornell University, she furthered her research of topics such as subjectivity, space, and gender, while focusing on a comparative study of contemporary Latin American authors. Her dissertation “Orienting towards Home, or the Boundaries of the Nomad” is an analysis of the works of Clarice Lispector, Diamela Eltit, Carmen Boullosa and Ana Clavel. Parts of her research have been published at the Latin American Literary Review. Currently she is conducting her post-doctoral research at the Hebrew University on the un-familiar connections between Clarice Lispector and Mediterranean Spaces.