Dr. Omri Ben-Yehuda is a scholar of Jewish literatures and an expert on the writings of Franz Kafka and S.Y. Agnon. His fields of academic research are postcolonialism and Mizrahi literature in Israel, Hebrew literature and modern German literature, trauma studies and Holocaust literature, musicology and the theory of Mikhail Bakhtin.
In addition to producing academic studies, Ben-Yehuda is a publicist and an activist. His essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Israeli daily Haaretz, the magazine Odyssey, the Internet magazine Ha’oketz, the German newspaper Der Freitag, and the news magazine Middle East Eye.
At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute he heads the research group titled Gaza: Toward the Landscape of an Israeli Heterotopia.