AsPr Ronit Ricci

BA (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), MA (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Ph.D (University of Michigan)
School of Culture, History & Language
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Comparative Literature Studies 200524
  • Translation And Interpretation Studies 200323
  • Historical Studies 2103
  • Islamic Studies 220403
  • Indonesian Literature 200516

Research interests

Islamic literary cultures in south India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, Javanese and Malay manuscript traditions, history of the book, translation studies, alphabet histories, conversion narratives, comparative literature, travel literature.


I grew up in Jerusalem, where I earned BA and MA degrees in Indian Languages and Literatures and Psychology. I completed a Ph.D in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan in 2006 followed by postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University and the Asia Research Institute, Singapore. I have a long standing interest in language study, translation, the roles stories play in human lives and comparative literary studies.


Projects and Grants

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