Mandel Center for the Humanities, 316
Departments/ProgramsHornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership
DegreesBrandeis University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.A.
ExpertiseMy area of expertise is Zionist history and thought, Israeli history and society, Arab-Israeli conflict
ProfileRachel Fish is associate director of the Schusterman Center. She completed her doctoral degree in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department at Brandeis University in May 2013. Her dissertation, "Configurations of Bi-nationalism: The Transformation of Bi-nationalism in Palestine/Israel 1920's-Present," examines the history of the idea of bi-nationalism and alternative visions for constructing the State of Israel. Rachel has worked as an educator and consultant in various capacities in the Jewish community and higher education, teaching about Zionism and Israeli history at Brandeis University, Harvard University, UMASS Amherst and the Adult Jewish Education program- Tzion. At Brandeis she teaches the Myra Kraft seminar on Israel at the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. In 2015 she also holds the Rohr Visiting Professorship at Harvard University, lecturing on modern Israel.
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Fish, Rachel Lea. "“Bi-Nationalist Visions for the Construction and Dissolution of the State of Israel" ." Israel Studies 19. 2 (2015).
Fish, Rachel Lea. "“The Bi-Nationalist Fantasy within Academia” ." The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel. Ed. Gabriel Brahm and Carey Nelson. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, MLA Members for Scholars' Rights, 2015