Dr. Levi Cooper
Levi Cooper was born in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a PhD from Bar- Ilan University’s Faculty of Law and in 2014/15 he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law. Levi’s research interests include: Legal History in the late modern period, Law and Literature, and the interplays between Jewish legal writing and broader legal, intellectual, and cultural contexts. Levi is currently a postdoctoral fellow with The Israeli Inter- University Academic Partnership in Russian and East European Studies (IUAP). His current project explores the relationship between European Enlightenment codification and early nineteenth century Jewish legal writing in the Russian Empire. In this framework, he is analysing artistic depictions of Napoleonic law as it related to Jews. In addition to his academic research, Levi has taught – and continues to teach – at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. Levi also serves in a volunteer capacity as the spiritual leader of Kehillat HaTzur VeHaTzohar in Zur Hadassa, a mixed religious and secular neighbourhood outside of Jerusalem. He also serves on the Readers’ Association of the National Library of Israel and as an educational advisor to the Jewish community of Istanbul, Turkey.