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English and comparative literature educator

Amittai F. Aviram, American English and comparative literature educator. Recipient Creative Writing Contest prize Meridian magazine, 1990; National Merit and New York State Regents scholar, 1974; recipient numerous fellowships and grants. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Aviram, Amittai F. was born on September 6, 1957 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Itamar and Rachel (Newton) Aviram.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Columbia University, 1978. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1980. Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1982.

Doctor of Philosophy in English Language and Literature, 1984.


Teaching fellow, Yale University, New Haven, 1981-1983;instructor, Yale University, New Haven, 1983-1984;visiting assistant professor, Mellon fellow, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1986-1987;medical research writer, Pfizer, Inc., New York City, 1987-1988;assistant Professor of English and comparative literature, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1984-1992;associate professor, University of Southern California, Columbia, since 1992. Presenter in field.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Tender Phrases, Brassy Moans, 1994. Telling Rhythm: Body and Meaning in Poetry, 1994. Member editorial board Genders.

      Contributor poetry to anthologies, journals and chapbooks. Contributor scholarly articles to professional journals.


Member Phi Beta Kappa.


1 child, Blake Aviram Gilson.

Itamar Aviram

Rachel (Newton) Aviram

Blake Aviram Gilson Aviram