Stephanie Kraver is a PhD student focusing on Palestinian and Israeli political poetry in the twentieth century. Her research bestrides literature and constructions of memory amidst violence, loss, and trauma. Stephanie graduated magna cum laude from The College of New Jersey [TCNJ] in 2012, with a B.A. in English and with minors in Philosophy and Arabic. At TCNJ, she received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Liberal Arts, the 2011 Harold W. and Rosa Lee Eickhoff Student Leadership Award, and the English Department’s Best Essay in Research and Theory Award. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2016, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Near Eastern Studies from New York University, where she was a Foreign Language and Area Studies scholar and the 2016 recipient of the Falak Sufi Memorial Essay Prize.