Dr. Maftuhin is an associate professor in Islamic Law at the State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga, Indonesia. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Asian Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and collaborates with Prof. Ronit Ricci in the ERC-funded project, "Textual Microcosms: A New Approach in Translation Studies." He will work mainly on the literature of "kitab makna gandhul," a massive Javanese translation of Islamic Arabic books popularly used in the Islamic education system in Java, Indonesia.
Dr Rom is a Louis Frieberg Postdoctoral Fellow during the autumn-winter semester of the academic year 2021-22. She earned her BA in East Asian Studies (2013) from Tel-Aviv University; and her MPhil (2015) and PhD (2020) in Chinese Studies from the University of Cambridge.
Dr Katzeff Silberstein received his PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. His research primarily focuses on social history and everyday life in North Korea. He is also a non-resident fellow with the Stimson Center and 38 North where he researches the society and economy of North Korea. He has previously worked as a journalist and as an advisor to the Swedish government, and frequently publishes and comments on East Asian affairs.