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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. Silvina Schammah Gesser

Room: 308 (Truman Institute)

Research Interests: The links between aesthetics and politics; Radical ideologies and national identities; Between memory, representation and economy in post-dictatorial societies

She specializes in the cultural history of Spain with an emphasis on the first half of the 20th century. Her books include Madrid´s Forgotten Avant-Garde. Between Essentialism and Modernity, (Sussex Academic Press, 2015) and El Otro en la España Contemporánea (Fundación Tres Culturas, Sevilla, 2011), co-edited with Raanan Rein. Her publications have appeared in Gender and Society, Racial and Ethnic Studies, Journal of War and Culture and Casa de Velázquez, among others. She has a B.A and M.A in Sociology and Anthropology, (Summa Cum Laude), Ph.D at the School of History, Tel Aviv University (2006) and post-doctorate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (2007-2010). Since 2010, she is a fellow researcher at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace.