Galit Hasan-Rokem

Galit Hasan-Rokem, is Max and Margarethe Grunwald Professor of Folklore and Professor (emerita) of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She studies folk literary and ethnographic aspects of classical late antique Rabbinic literature and its inter-cultural and inter-religious aspects; folklore and literary theory; the proverb genre; Jewish motifs in European folklore, especially the traditions on the Wandering Jew and contemporary Israeli culture. Her books include: Web of Life: Folklore and Midrash in Rabbinic Literature (2000), and Tales of the Neighborhood: Jewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity (2003) and the edited volumes: The Wandering Jew – Essays in the Interpretation of a Christian Legend co-edited with A. Dundes (1986); Untying the Knot – On Riddles and Other Enigmatic Modes with D.D. Shulman (1996); and with Regina F. Bendix the Wiley and Blackwell Companion to Folklore (2012). She is a founding Editorial Board member of Palestine-Israel Journal where she has published e.g. the essay: “Not the Mother of All Cities: a Feminist Perspective of Jerusalem” [read]. Her essay “Martyr vs. Martyr – The Sacred Language of Violence”, originally published in 2003 was anthologized in A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion, edited by Michael Lambek. Malden MA: Blackwell 2008 (2nd edition):590-595.