Instructor, Modern Hebrew
Itay Eisinger earned a PhD in intellectual History from the University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in northern Israel, he received a dual BA in Philosophy and Literature from Tel Aviv University (both magna cum laude). He worked as a Reader for a major publishing house in Israel and taught conflict resolution at Givat Haviva - The Center for a Shared Society. He also holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the Graduate Center of CUNY, the City University of New York. His PhD dissertation - "The Dystopian Turn in Hebrew Literature" - focuses on modern Israel's intellectual history and on the genealogy of dystopian thought in both Zionist discourse and in Hebrew literature. His article -"War of the Sexes" - which deals with "Israeli feminist militarism" is currently under review. His next project focuses on the late political thought of Noam Chomksy, Theodor Adorno and Herbert Marcuse. He is a recipient of the Churchill Fellowship (British Studies, UT). Itay has published poems in Haaretz, Yediot Ahronot and other Hebrew and English magazines; his first poetry book ("Isaiah, Berlin") will be published in Hebrew in 2021.