Liora Halperin

University Affiliation:  University of Colorado Boulder

Position:  Assistant Professor 


About Dr. Halperin

I'm at the University of Michigan in 2016-2017 as a visiting fellow at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. When I'm not in Michigan I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where I also hold a professorship in Israel/Palestine Studies. My research focuses on Jewish cultural history, Jewish-Arab relations before the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, and the intersection of nationalism and collective memory. On the side, I'm fascinated with all things related to language: grammar, usage, slang, language politics, word games and, of course, making puns.