Gabriel Noah Brahm is an Associate Professor of English at Northern Michigan University, where he teaches literary theory, cultural studies, and Israeli literature, a Senior Research Fellow in Israel Studies at Brandeis University, a Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) Fellow, an Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) Center for Academic Engagement (CAE) Fellow, and a winner, in 2013, of an Israel Institute Mid-Career Faculty Development Grant. He is the co-editor (with Cary Nelson) of The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel . His current book project is titled Israel in Theory: The Jewish State and the Cultural Left.
Our Voice of the Week is Wired’s feature-length documentary Startup Nations. With the most tech startups and venture capital per capita in the world, Israel has long been hailed as The Startup Nation. Wired’s feature-length documentary looks beyond Tel Aviv’s vibrant, liberal tech epicenter to the wider Holy Land region – the Palestinian territories, where a parallel Startup Nation story is emerging in East Jerusalem, Nazareth, Ramallah and other parts of the West Bank, as well as in the Israeli cyber-security hub of Be’er Sheva.