• PhD, Department of Comparative Literature, UCLA
  • 2013 MA in Comparative Literature, UCLA
  • 2009 BA in Comparative Literature, Columbia University, summa cum laude


Shir Alon’s dissertation project concerns the development of transnational modernist form in Hebrew and Arabic literatures, considering the political and affective valences of stasis, and in relation to historiographic legacies of orientalism and colonialism.

Field of Interest

Modern Middle Eastern and North African Literatures; Temporalities of Transnational Modernism; Literary Genres of Neoliberalism; Politics of language and linguistic renaissances; Histories of psychoanalysis


Hebrew, Arabic, and French