Marzena Zawanowska

Marzena Zawanowska, Ph.D. in Oriental Studies (2008), Warsaw University (in cooperation with Tel Aviv University), is Assistant Professor in the Mordechai Anielewicz Center for the Study and Teaching of the History and Culture of Jews in Poland (Faculty of History, University of Warsaw) and Curator of Manuscripts in the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute. She has chiefly published on medieval Karaite Bible exegesis, but her reserach interests also include history of Jewish thought and literature. Her authored book, The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ʿEli the Karaite on the Abraham Narratives (Genesis 11:10–25:18), appeared in Brill within the series “Karaite Texts and Studies” (Leiden: Brill, 2012). She was head of a project in publishing all Ch. N. Bialik’s (Hebrew and Yiddish) poetry into Polish (2010–2012). Currently, she is conducting research on the Karaites and Karaism as Portrayed in Medieval Rabbanite Sources (2016–2021) and on medieval Hebrew poetry in Al-Andalus (2018–2023).