Zohar Elmakias

Columbia University

Minefield, Temple

Zohar Elmakias is a writer, researcher, and translator. She has a BFA in Film Studies, an MA in Cultural Studies, and received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia in 2023. Her debut novel Terminal was published in Hebrew in 2020 and her essays, short stories, and articles have been published on various literary and academic platforms. At the Institute, Elmakias will be working on Minefield, Temple, a book project based on her doctoral dissertation. The book offers a hybrid form of literature, located at the juxtaposition of ethnography and autoethnography, theory, travelogue, and (science) fiction.

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