Amit Levy

Amit Levy is a Bloom postdoctoral fellow at the Department for Israel Studies, University of Haifa. His current project explores encounters of local and migrating knowledge in Jerusalem under the British Mandate. He is also the managing editor of Naharaim: Journal of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, published by de Gruyter. He won an Israel Scientific Foundation grant to translate his forthcoming Magnes Press book into English for publication with Brandeis University Press.

This study seeks to examine the history of Zionist academic Orientalism—referred to throughout as Oriental Studies, the term contemporary English…