Ofir Abu, Politics
Ofir is completing his dissertation in the Politics Department: "Protest Policing and Ethnic Conflict in Israel, 1990-2000."
Guy Abutbul, Sociology
Guy's dissertation, entitled "The Production of Sephardic, Mixed and Ashkenazi Identities in the Israeli Middle Class" was successfully defended in Fall 2011. Guy is currently a lecturer at Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Ehud Eiran, Politics
Ehud's dissertation "Settling to Win: Strategic Settlement Projects in Post Colonial Times" was successfully defended in 2010. In 2012, he commences an appointment as assistant professor at the School of Political Science at Haifa University.
Rachel Fish, NEJS
Rachel has successfully defended her dissertation "Configuring Bi-Nationalisms: The Transformation of Bi-Nationalism in Palestine/Israel, 1920s-Present" in the NEJS department at Brandeis University. She continues to serve as associate director of the Schusterman Center.
Eric Fleisch, NEJS
Eric's dissertation "The State of the American Jewish Philanthropic Partnership: a Case-Based Analysis" will be defended in 2013. It looks at the way American Jewish advocacy agendas and fundraising networks have influenced the debate and activity amongst their counterparts in the rapidly expanding Israeli third sector.
Randy Geller, NEJS
Randy successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on the Druze and other minorities in the Israel Defense Forces between 1948 and 1957. He had a position as post-doc at American University's History department in 2011-2012 and at the University of Texas, Austin for 2012-2013.
Joseph Ringel, NEJS
Joseph successfully defended his dissertation on the Shas school system at Brandeis' NEJS department in 2011. He had a post-doc position at Drew University for 2011-2012 and at the University of Maryland for 2012-2013.