Meira Polliack, Department of Bible
Dr Meira Polliack, Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Tel-Aviv University. Specialized areas of research and teaching include: Medieval Bible exegesis and translation, Karaism, Judaeo-Arabic Literature and Judaeo-Arabic sources in the Cairo Genizah.
Short Curriculum Vitae (highlights):
Meira Polliack, born 2nd of April 1964 in Jerusalem, graduated (B.A._cum laude_) in Biblical Studies and Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1987); received M. Phil in Oriental Studies (Bibl ical Hebrew), University of Cambridge (1989); awarded the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation scholarship (1989-1992); received Ph.D. in Oriental Studies (Arabic and Hebrew), University of Cambridge (1993); served as Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library (1992-1995); awarded the Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Department of Arabic, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1996); awarded the Yigeal Allon Scholarship for a Lectureship in Biblical Studies, Te l-Aviv University (from 1997).
Books: The Karaite Tradition of Arabic Bible Translation, A Linguistic and Exegetical Study of the Karaite Translations of the Pentateuch from the Tenth to the Eleventh Centuries CE, E. J. Brill (Leiden, 1997).
Professional associations/learned bodies
Member of the World Union of Jewish Studies; Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies; The American Association for Jewish Studies; The Society of Biblical Literature; The American Academy of Religion; The European Association for J ewish Studies.
Additional points of contact:
Dr Meira Polliack, Department of Biblical Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 69978.
Fax (at the School of Jewish Studies): 972-3-6407031
Tel (work): 972-3-6406057