SaraipictureI am an Israeli feminist writer and teacher with a wide variety of interests. My research is situated within several overlapping themes that include: the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, women in Israeli politics, gender and global governance, feminist security studies and rape as trauma of war. In my work I am especially interested in exploring the tensions between ‘universal’ and ‘particularist’ normative frameworks within transnational and national discourses about gender, peace and security.

Currently, I am a research fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, the Hebrew University as part of the LDI Gender Forum and am closely involved with the work done by the newly established Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere (WIPS) at the Jerusalem Van-Leer Institute. Part of the time I teach in the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem while working on independent research projects.  In 2010-2012 I was a visiting Professor at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University  (2010).

My Ph.D. in Gender Studies (Bar-Ilan University 2009) documented the gender perspective and the participation of Israeli women in formal Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. This research and others have been published in journals such as Sex RolesInternational SociologyPolitics & GenderSocial Politics  and Security Dialogue; and in a co-edited book (together with Rula Deeb) titled:  ‘Where Are All the Women? U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325: Gender Perspectives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ (2004).

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