About the Speaker
Dr. Ofri Ilany is a historian, teaching at NYU Tel Aviv. He is also a post-doctoral fellow at the Polonsky Academy for Advanced Study at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and a lecturer at Tel Aviv University. His book, In Search of the Hebrew People: Bible and Nation in the German Enlightenment has been published in 2018 at Indiana University Press. Ilany's research interests include the history of Orientalism and Bible research and the history of sexuality. His column, "Under the Sun", is published at Haaretz Weekly Supplement.