Dr. Jeanette Malkin is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Theatre Studies Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She co-edited the book Jews and the Making of Modern German Theater (University of Iowa Press, 2010) with Freddie Rokem, and is the author of: Memory-Theater and Postmodern Drama (University of Michigan Press, 1999); and Verbal Violence in Contemporary Drama: From Handke to Shepard (Cambridge University Press, 1992). Her articles on ethnicity and theatre culture, on modernist German Theatre and German-Jewish theatre artists (especially Ernst Toller), on Heiner Müller, Thomas Bernhard, Samuel Beckett, Robert Wilson, and on Postmodernism have appeared in numerous academic journals and edited books in English, German and Hebrew.
Dr. Malkin served as a member of the Board (Beirat) of the Franz Rosenzweig Research Centre for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem from 1998-2006. She has organized numerous conferences and initiated, together with Peter W. Marx, the academic Working Group on “Intercultural Jewish Performance” at the IFTR (International Federation of Theatre Research) which met yearly from 2005-2010. She is the recipient of two major grants: from the ISF, the Israel Science Foundation Grant, for her research project “Triangulation: Jewish Cultural Markings in German and American Theatre” (2005-2009); and from the German Lower Saxony-Israel Joint Project, together with Prof. Eckart Voigts of TU Braunschweig, for their research project “Hyphenated Cultures: Contemporary British-Jewish Theatre” (2016-19).