Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and former Research Associate at ERC Project "Apartheid Stops" (at Hebrew University), Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Cynthia Gabbay is a visiting researcher at Freie University of Berlin. Her project "Jewish Women Writing Utopia following the Spanish Civil War" has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship. Dr. Gabbay received her Ph.D. (2012) in Romanic and Latin American Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her book 'Los ríos metafísicos de Julio Cortázar: de la lírica al diálogo' has been published in 2015. Currently, she is working on two manuscripts: 'Street Art in Buenos Aires: Symbols of a Revolution', and 'An Intellectual Biography of Micaela Feldman / Etchebehere - an anti-authoritarian feminist and cosmopolitan writer. She has been a research associate at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace between 2011 and 2018. She is also a research associate in the European Research Council project "Apartheid-The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation, 1948-1990", directed by Prof. Louise Bethlehem, where she studies the poetry of Nancy Morejón in solidarity with the resistance against South African apartheid. Her research interests are modern and contemporary Latin American poetry and literature, political art, Latin American Jewish literature, semiotics and metafiction.


  • –present
    Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and Research Associate at ERC Project "Apartheid Stops" at Hebrew University, Freie Universität Berlin


  • 2012 
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PhD, Romanic and Latin American Studies