Oded Nir received his PhD from the department of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. In his research, he explores how socio-economic transformations are registered in Zionist and Israeli literature and culture, focusing in particular on the relation between social antagonism and aesthetic form. His work draws heavily on Marxist theory and critical theory more generally. His recent book, Signatures of Struggle, explores this relation in three moments of transformation in Israeli literature: the 50s, the 80s, and today, challenging received interpretations of these literary-historical periods. His essays have appeared in several journals, including Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Prooftexts, Criticism, and Rethinking Marxism.