Dr. Yosefa Raz

Yosefa Raz
Room 255, Mandel Building, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 9190501

Yosefa Raz graduated with a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley Jewish Studies in 2013, where she received the Goor Essay Prize in Jewish Studies and the Eisner Prize in poetry. She is currently working on adapting her dissertation, Weak Prophecy: Recasting Prophetic Power in the Classical Hebrew Prophets and in Their Modern Reception, into a book about the Romantic figure of the poet-prophet in English, German, and Hebrew literature and exegesis. Prior to her time as a Mandel Scholar, she was the Anne Tanenbaum Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, from 2013-2015. Her translations and notes on the poetry of Anne Kleiman, a mid-century American Hebraist, will appear in Women's Hebrew Poetry on American Shores, forthcoming through Wayne State University Press. She is currently teaching a seminar on Poetry, Prophecy, Vision, and Madness in the Comparative Literature Department at Hebrew University.