Dr. Alon Fragman is the coordinator of Arabic language studies in the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the academic coordinator of the Arabic Translation Studies Program at the university. Fragman conducts research on Arabic language study in Israel from both linguistic and pedagogical perspectives and translates from Arabic to Hebrew. He translated and edited the anthology titled Namer Miniyar (Paper Tiger; Resling, 2012), which includes short stories by the Syrian writer Zakaria Tamer. Fragman has also translated into Hebrew short stories written by women in Arab countries during the Arab spring. An anthology of these stories, titled Nashim Kotvot Mahapekha Kotevet Nashim (Women writing a revolution writes women) is to appear in the near future.
At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Fragman coordinates the project titled Creating an Alternative Curriculum for Learning Arabic in Jewish Schools.