Brett Levi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Taub Center for Israel Studies at NYU. His dissertation, "Expanding the Borders of Holiness: The Construction of the Postwar Haredi Landscape," examines strictly Orthodox Jewish engagement with territory and geographic space since World War II in Israel, North America, and Europe. Brett received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied History, Jewish Studies, and History of Art, and his master's degree from Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, where he was awarded the prize for best master's thesis in 2013 for his paper “Hasidic Geopolitics and the Greater Land of Israel: Israeli Hasidic Rebbes Encounter the West Bank, Gaza and Territorial Withdrawal, 1982–2013.” Brett has worked at research institutes and non-profit organizations in New York, Boston, and Jerusalem. His primary research interests include the history of the Israeli landscape; ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities; and post-WWII European Jewish history.