Ganit Mayer is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Hebrew. She holds an LL.B degree in Law and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.A in Social Psychology from Tel Aviv University.
Mayer is currently the Head of the Fiction Evaluation Department at Am-Oved Publishing house, one of Israel's major publishers. Her areas of scholarly interest include modern Hebrew literature, second language acquisition, digital pedagogy and the research of legal language and culture. Mayer’s latest published research revolved around Poetry Slam and Spoken Word as pedagogical tools in the Hebrew Classroom, and her previous work relied on quantitative, computer-based linguistic analysis tools to study Psychological Distance (CLT) in court resolutions. Her future research plans focus on the concept of Frame in group therapy and counseling, and its relevance to language teaching.
Prior to joining NYU, Mayer was a Hebrew Lecturer at Middlebury and Stern Colleges. She also held appointments at Israeli Ulpanim and worked as a Hebrew book editor and consultant.