The HBI scholar-in-residence program offers distinguished scholars, writers and communal professionals the opportunity to produce significant work in the area of Jewish studies and gender issues while being freed from their regular institutional responsibilities. HBI scholars-in-residence receive a monthly stipend (for up to 5 months), office space at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, and the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with HBI staff and faculty at Brandeis and surrounding institutions. Scholars-in-residence contribute to the life of the HBI by immersing in the institute’s weekly activities, participating in HBI conferences and programs, and delivering a public lecture.
Dr. Ofra Greenberg is a senior lecturer at the Western Galilee College in Israel. She is a social anthropologist who specializes in medical anthropology. At the HBI, she returns to her Ph.D. research on relations among staff and inmates of a women’s prison, taking a new perspective derived from the concept of “women’s time.”
Dr. Greenberg has published the following Hebrew language books: Wizo: A Voluntary Women's Association in a Society in the Making (co-authored with Hanna Herzog), Women in Jail in Israel, A Development Town Visited, and Ness-Ammim: Life Amid Contradiction.