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Keren Omry

Assistant Professor, American Studies, University of Haifa
Dep. of English Language & literature, University of Haifa, 199 Aba Khoushy Ave, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel
Research Interests: 
20-21stC American Literature & Culture; Science Fiction & Gender; Post 9/11 Aesthetics; Posthumanism; Jazz & African-American Literature

Keren Omry, Assistant Professor of American Studies, in the Department of English Language & Literature at the University of Haifa, specializes in contemporary popular culture, jazz aesthetics, literature post-9/11, and science fiction. She holds an MA & PhD from the University of London (2004), and BA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel (1997).
She is the author of Cross-Rhythms: Jazz Aesthetics in African-American Literature (Continuum, 2008).  Some of her recently published articles include: “Quantum of Craig: Fractal Bodies in Bond and Bourne.” (Acting in Film); “Salt Roads to Mercy: Post 9/11 Aesthetics in Nalo Hopkinson and Toni Morrison’s Novels.”  (A Mercy: Critical Approaches); “Literary Free Jazz: Mumbo Jumbo and Paradise: Language and Meaning” (African-American Review); and “Israeli SF 101” (SFRA Review).
Keren's additional research interests include: 20-21stC American literature & culture; science fiction & gender; post-9/11 aesthetics; posthumanism; music in a digital culture.