DAAD Information Centre Tel Aviv

Verena Shifferman
Director
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Nitzan Chelouche
Program Officer, PhD and research scholarships
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Nitzan Chelouche advises young academics, doctoral students and researchers on study and research opportunities in Germany and coordinates the DAAD's scholarship applicaton cycles. Since joining the IC in 2016 she also designs and disseminates the DAAD Israel Newsletter and updates the IC's Facebook page.

Nitzan holds a Master's degree in Contemporary Germany Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Diplom (FH) in Integrated Design from the Köln International School of Design.

Assaf Bloom
Program Officer, Master and summer language scholarships
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Assaf Bloom has been providing counseling regarding Bachelor and Master studies in Germany and summer language programs at the IC in Tel Aviv since 2016. He holds a Bachelor's degree  in Music Composition from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. Assaf has taken part in artistic and theoretical projects with the Stuttgart Higher School of Music, and the Berlin University of Arts (UDK) sound studies department.

DAAD German Lecturers in Israel

 

Julia Papushado
Haifa University
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Gabriela Börschmann
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Gabriela Börschmann was born and raised in Dortmund, Germany. After completing her first master's degree in German, Mathematics and Sports, at the Dortmund University, she attended a 4-year theater education program in the Arturo Drama School in Cologne. In 2013 she extended her studies to language didactics and cognitive sciences, completing a degree in Teaching German as a foreign language. Her approach to combine both disciplines, theater and language teaching, allowed her to work as an educational counselor for several institutes around the world.
In 2018, with the completion of her 2nd master’s degree, she was sent by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the Hebrew University for a lecturing position.

DAAD Guest Lecturers in Israel

Dr. Michael Fisch
Walter Benjamin Chair of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural Studies
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Michael Fisch holds the Walter Benjamin Chair of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural Studies (Walter Benjamin Chair) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a novelist and literary scholar and studied German philology and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin.

From October 2008 to June 2011 he was DAAD-lecturer in Tunis. After a teaching and research stay at the Institute of Semitic and Arabic Studies at the Free University of Berlin, he took up the position of a visiting professor in Cairo in October 2012. He worked there for six years with the DAAD at several universities. Since October 2018 he lives and works in Jerusalem.

Dr. Dani Kranz
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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Dani Kranz works as an academic anthropologist at Ben Gurion University, Israel, and as an applied academic and director of Two Foxes Consulting, Germany and Israel. Trained in anthropology, social psychology and history, her thematic expertise covers migration, ethnicity, law, state/stateliness, political life, organisations as well as memory politics. She has been conducting long-term fieldwork in Europe and the Middle East. Her current work concerns the genesis of moral economies as well as Jewish life and the fight against antisemitism as a consultant to the high commissioner of the German government for Jewish life, and against antisemitism.