Yael Kenan



Guilford 405

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Specialty: Writing Program Faculty

Yael Kenan is passionate about teaching writing and engaging with first-year students. Her background is in Comparative Literature (BA, MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; PhD, University of Michigan 2021). Her research focuses on literature and politics in the contemporary Middle East, specifically nationalism and mourning in Palestine/Israel. She teaches courses that encourage students to consider the importance of context and investigate themes such as language and power, complex identities, and cultural encounters. She is devoted to inclusive and anti-racist pedagogy and to students’ general well-being.