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Ori Kritz


Ori Kritz is an Associate Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Literature in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, where she heads up the Hebrew Language Program. She received her Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University, New York, where she also earned a Master of Philosophy. She also earned Masters in modern and medieval Hebrew literature from Tel-Aviv University. Prof. Kritz is the author and co-author (with her father, Reuven Kritz) of several books, including Poetics of Anarchy, as well as numerous articles in various languages, mostly on Hebrew literature. Her classes at OU include Hebrew language, Hebrew Literature, Jewish Literature, and Jewish Humor. Prof. Kritz received the 2015 Arts and Sciences John H. and Jane M. Patten Award in Recognition of Outstanding Classroom Teaching, and the 2013 Cecil W. Woods Memorial Award for outstanding teaching in the OU Department of Modern Languages, Literature, and Linguistics. Dr. Kritz’s current project is shame and its role in the life and writings of various women writers.
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