Sonia Weiner teaches and researches contemporary American Literature. Her research interests include migration fiction, transnational fiction, life-narrative and African American literature. Her work focuses on the inclusion of visual conceptions and photographs within literary texts (relating to migration fiction, transnational fiction, life-narrative and African American literature).
"Photographic Aesthetics and Migratory Ethics in Amitava Kumar's Immigrant, Montana." Amerikastudien/American Studies: A Quarterly, vol. 66, no. 3, 2021, pp. 489-509.
"Chicago Now: Aleksandar Hemon, Dmitry Samarov, Erika L. Sánchez, and the Contemporary City of Immigrants." Chicago: A Literary History, edited by Frederik Byrn Køhlert, Cambridge University Press, 2021.
“Photographic (Over) Exposures in the Nuclear Age in Joyce Carol Oates’s You Must Remember This.” Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies, vol. 5, 2019, pp. 1-39.
American Migrant Fictions: Space, Narrative, Identity. Brill Rodopi, New Costerus Series, 2018.
Introduction: The Spatial Aesthetics of Transnationalism and Transligualism
1: Double Visions and Aesthetics of the Migratory: Aleksandar Hemon’s Lazarus Project
2: Cohesive Fragments: G.B. Trans’s Graphic Memoir Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey
3: Shape Shifting and the Shifting of Shapes: Migration and Transformation in Junot Díaz’s Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
4: “Weathering the Divide Between There and Here”: In-Between Spaces in Boris Fishman’s A Replacement Life
5: Translation and Transcreation in Vikram Chandra’s Red Earth and Pouring Rain
“Double Visions and Aesthetics of the Migratory in Aleksandar Hemon's The Lazarus Project.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 46, no. 2, 2014, pp. 215-235.
"Narrating Photography in The Sweet Flypaper of Life." MELUS, vol. 37, no. 1, 2012, pp. 155-176.
"Dialogue as Art – Reading Vikas Swarup's Q & A with Daya Krishna." Culture and Dialogue, vol. 2, no. 1, 2012, pp. 3-14.
"'The direction of the bizarre': Reimagining History in Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad." Alternative Realities: American Literature in the Era of Trump, edited by Dolores Resano, Palgrave Macmillan, July 2022.
"Negotiating Archival Spaces in Valeria Luiselli's Lost Children Archive & Amitava Kumar's Immigrant, Montana." Companion to Migration Literature, edited by Gigi Adair, Rebecca Fasselt, and Carly McLaughlin, Routledge, 2023.
Introduction to Hebrew translation of Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman. Am Oved, 2016.
Introduction to Hebrew translation of W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black folk. Nahar Books, 2008.
Awards & Prizes
Israel Science Foundation Grant – 2013-17
Between Form and Content: Aesthetics of Contemporary American Novels of Migration
Israel Science Foundation Grant - 2021-2024
Photography Embedded American Autobiographical Fiction