Dr. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi is a tenured Senior Lecturer of theatre and performance studies at the Department of Comparative Literature, Bar-Ilan University. She is a member of the Israel Young Academy (IYA) of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2012-2016) and a member of the Global Young Academy (2014-2018). In 2013-2014 she served as the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught in the departments of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) and Comparative Literature. Since 2011 she has also been teaching at the Graduate International Summer School of the Theatre and Media Department, University of Mainz, Germany.
Sharon Aronson-Lehavi holds a BA and an MA in theatre studies from Tel Aviv University and a PhD in theatre studies from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Her grants and honors include a Fulbright grant for doctoral studies at CUNY, a Dan David post-doctoral research award at Tel Aviv University, a membership in a research group funded by GIF (German Israeli Foundation), and she was on the organizing committee of the fourth GISFOH symposium (German Israeli Frontiers of Humanities). In 2012 she received an excellence in teaching award at Bar-Ilan University.
Dr. Aronson-Lehavi specializes in late medieval theatre, modern theatre, Israeli theatre and performance, feminist theatre, and performance theory and she serves as a contributing editor of TDR: The Drama Review
At the Department of Comparative Literature: History of the Theatre; Play and Performance Analysis; Feminist Theatre (Seminar); From Page to Stage (Seminar); Late Medieval Acting and Performance; Modern Theories of Acting and Directing; At UC Berkeley (Visiting Professor 2013-2014): Representations of the Holocaust in the Theatre; Contemporary Israeli Culture; Gender and Identity in Jewish and Israeli Drama and Theatre; Holy Theatre: Medieval and Modern Paradigms
Atay Citron, Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, David Zerbib, eds. Performance Studies in Motion: International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century, London: Methuen, 2014.
Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Review of Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance (Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies)
Review of Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance (Hortulus)
Review of Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance (Marginalia)
Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Editor + Introduction, Wanderers and Other Israeli Plays Seagull Books, In Performance Series, Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, 2009.