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.