Yaron Peleg holds a PhD in Hebrew literature from Brandeis University and a BA in Film Studies from Emerson College in Boston. Professor Peleg teaches at the University of Cambridge. He has taught modern Hebrew literature and Israeli film at Princeton University and George Washington University, where he directed the Hebrew language program for ten years. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies and associate editor of Prooftexts. Professor Peleg’s main interests are in modern Hebrew literary history, Israeli cinema and Israeli culture more generally, primarily the creation of a native Hebrew culture in Palestine/Eretz Israel at the beginning of the twentieth century and its legacy. He is interested in language history and development, literary traditions and modern culture writ large, especially in Israel and the Middle East.