Meir Litvak

Meir Litvak

Meir Litvak (PhD, Harvard, 1991) is a Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University; Former Chair of the department and Former Director of the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University.

He is the author of Shi'i Scholars of Nineteenth Century Iraq: The ‘Ulama’ of Najaf and Karbala’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), co-author of Iran: from a Persian Empire to an Islamic Republic (Tel Aviv: Open University of Israel Press, 2014, Hebrew), and co-author with Esther Webman, From Empathy to Denial: Arab Responses to the Holocaust (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, Hebrew edition Magnes Press, 2015). In addition, he has edited and co-edited eight books, most recent among them, Constructing Nationalism in Iran: From the Qajars to the Islamic Republic (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017). His most recent book, Know Thy Enemy: Evolving Attitudes towards "Others" in Modern Shiʻi Thought and Practice has been published by Brill in 2021.