Roni Masel holds B.A. in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she continued as a graduate fellow at the Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, until transferring to NYU. Roni is working on historical fiction in Yiddish and Hebrew at the turn of the 19th century and its role in articulating various brands of Jewish nationalism. Other research interests include German-Jewish literature, historicism and theories of temporality, nationalism and postcolonial theory, queer theory, history of Zionism and central- and eastern European Jewish history. Roni's writings of non-fiction essays, poetry and prose can be found on various Hebrew online and print platforms, including: Granta Israel, Mikan Ve’eylakh, Helikon: Journal for Poetry, Ha’Oketz, Dibbuk Jerusalem, Eyruvin, Ma’amul and others.