Ari Hoffman is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hartman Seminar & Writers Workshop for Journalists and an opinion columnist for the Forward, where he writes about politics and culture. He is an adjunct assistant professor at New York University, and holds a doctorate in English Literature from Harvard and a law degree from Stanford. He has also studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Ein Prat. His dissertation, ‘This Year in Jerusalem: Israel in the Jewish American Literary Imagination,’ is under contract from SUNY Press. His popular newsletter is called ‘Better Thinking.’
Ari has contributed to a wide range of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Observer, Newsweek, Tablet, Mosaic, and the Tel Aviv Review of Books. Ari has worked on Israeli-Palestinian issues at the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, served as Acting Assistant Dean of Students at Harvard University, been an Executive in Residence at LionTree LLC. He has previously been awarded Dorot, FASPE, and Dexter Fellowships, and hosted a podcast for the Tikvah Fund. This coming year he will clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.