Miri Kubovy was the director of Modern Hebrew Studies, and a professor of near eastern civilizations at Harvard University. She translated three books and published numerous articles on modern Hebrew literature. She also received a number of teaching awards both at Harvard and at Yale University. In 1995 Miri Kubovy was made Honorary Professor at the Free University of Berlin, where she teaches special seminars. She teaches cultural studies, Israeli literature, and Israeli cinema in the Jewish Studies Program.