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Bar-Ilan University

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Dr. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi is a senior lecturer of theatre and performance studies at the Department of Comparative Literature, Bar-Ilan University, Israel and a member of the Israel Young Academy (IYA). In 2013-2014 she is the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches in the departments of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) and Comparative Literature. She is also a contributing editor of TDR: The Drama Review.

Sharon holds a BA and an MA in theatre studies from Tel Aviv University and a PhD in theatre studies from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).

Her awards and distinctions include a Fulbright grant, a Dan David post-doctoral award; an excellence in teaching award (Bar-Ilan University); and a membership in a GIF (German Israeli Foundation) research project.

She specializes in late medieval theatre, modern theatre, and Israeli theatre and performance and is currently working on religious representations in modern experimental theatre. She has published the following books: Atay Citron, Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, David Zerbib, eds. Performance Studies in Motion: International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century, London: Methuen Bloomsbury, 2014; Gender and Feminism in Modern Theatre, Raanana: Open University Academic Press, 2013; (Hebrew); Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011; Wanderers and Other Israeli Plays (editor + introduction), New York: Seagull Books, 2009.