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Rhona Burns

Rhona Burns is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. She was awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship as well as other awards from Bar-Ilan University and the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University to pursue her research project, titled “Tracing the inner roots of Israeli Conservatism.” Rhona’s focus of research is centered on investigating the influences of bourgeois civilization on the modern Jewish national idea as well as other types of nationalisms. As a postdoctoral fellow, she intends to expand her investigation on this dominance and its implications for the creation and development of the modern Jewish national movement, politics and thought.

She received her B.A and M.A in Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University
  • Editor, Eyruvin