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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 at

TEL 02-5883616
Office hours:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-13:00. Room: 4502, Building: Faculty of Humanities, Mount Scopus.


Margalit Bejarano

Margalit Bejarano

Fields of research: History of the Jews in Cuba, Jewbans and Latino Jews in Miami, Sephardic Jews in Latin America, Oral History.

Dr. Margalit Bejarano is a researcher in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies and in the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry. Between 1993 and 2015 she taught in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies history of Cuba, the Caribbean, Spain and the Jewish communities in Latin America. From 2010 she coordinated the MA studies on Latin American Jewry. She was A Fellow of the Liwerant Center (2009-2015) and served as the Academic Director of the Oral History Division and the Division of Latin America, Spain and Portugal at the Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. She is a founding member of AMILAT and Chair of the Israel Oral History Association (ILOHA).