South African literature, South African cultural and literary history, postcolonial theory, cultural studies, literary theory, African literature, African cultural studies, memory studies, urban studies, visual culture, translation studies, photography, gender studies.
1982-1984 University of the Witwatersrand, Departments of Hebrew,
English and Comparative Literature, Bachelor of Humanities degree (magna cum laude). Top graduate in the Faculty of Arts.
1985-1991 Tel Aviv University, Department of Comparative Literature and Poetics, Master of Arts degree (summa cum laude).
1992-1998 Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Department of Comparative Literature and Poetics, Shirley and Leslie Porter School of Cultural Studies, Ph.D. (with distinction), under the supervision of Dr. Hannan Hever.
1998-1999 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of English, Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship under the sponsorship of Dr. Shuli Barzilai.