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Omri Asscher is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies at Bar-Ilan University.

His work deals with Jewish identities and ideologies in Israel and the United States through the prism of literary and theological translation; and, more generally, with translation phenomena in homeland-diaspora frameworks.

Some of his more recent projects deal with the changing landscape of translation in our globalized, digital era, and how advances in machine translation have influenced intercultural communication in ethically-charged situations.

Omri Asscher is interested in the role literary and theological translation plays in homeland-diaspora frameworks (particularly in Jewish historical contexts); in the interplay between translation, historiography, and memory; and in the workings and implications of translation phenomena in our globalized, digital era (particularly how machine translation mediates intercultural communication).

More generally, he is interested in any exploration of the role played by translation in the formation and circulation of ideas in our time.
 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Tel Aviv University

Oct 2008Aug 2014

Award Date: 14 Aug 2014

Master's Degree, Tel Aviv University

Oct 2004Sep 2007

Award Date: 30 Sep 2007

Bachelor, Tel Aviv University

Oct 2000Oct 2003

Award Date: 1 Oct 2003

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