Keren Cohen is a PhD candidate at the Department of Theatre Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is part of the Hebrew University’s Honors Program for Outstanding Candidates in the Humanities. Her PhD dissertation, written under the supervision of Dr. Jeanette Malkin, examines the aesthetic of American avant-garde theatre director Robert Wilson from an intercultural German-American perspective. Initial conclusions of this research have been presented at international conferences and published as journal and book articles. Keren teaches at the Hebrew University’s Department of Theatre Studies and School of the Arts. She also serves as the academic coordinator of a new joint Program in Business Administration and Arts. She is a member of the academic committee of the Israeli Association for Theatre Research, and has taken part in the organization of conferences and other events. She served as head of the program committees for the conferences: A King of Infinite Space: Shakespeare beyond Borders (2012) and of the Annual Conference of the Honors Program for Outstanding Candidates in the Humanities (2013).
What teaching at the Department of Theatre Studies means to me: It is an opportunity to meet and interact with a unique and diverse group of creative, talented students, with whom I’m happy to share my knowledge and from whom I always learn new things.