The Schusterman Center welcomes new Hebrew Instructor

The Schusterman Center welcomes new Hebrew instructor Dr. Yael Lavender-Smith to the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Lavender-Smith received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Comparative Literature and Early Modern Studies from The Graduate Center, CUNY and her M.A. and B.A. in Hebrew and Comparative Literature form the University of Haifa, Israel. She has taught Hebrew language and literature at Brooklyn College and Hunter College in New York. She is currently working on a short-form monograph about Uriel da Costa, a Jewish converso who lived in Amsterdam in the 17th century, examining his dual commitments to Jewish and Christian societies.