I am a feminist writer and teacher with a wide variety of interests that include: the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, women in Israeli politics and civil society, feminist security studies and sexual violence in war.

Since 2016 I am an Assistant Professor at the Gender Studies Program, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Peace Education (CERPE) in Haifa University and at the LDI Gender Forum in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2010-2012 I was a visiting professor at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My PhD in Gender Studies (Bar-Ilan University, 2009) was accomplished due to a group of visionary scholars who believed and still believe that feminist knowledge is a valuable and necessary part of daily life within Israeli academia.

As a longtime activist I have always dedicated my time to foster creative forms of knowledge inside and outside academia. Part of my dream is slowly being achieved together with a group of feminists that are working since 2007 to create the feminist archives- a unique collection of the histories of feminism in Israel since the 1970s. The archives are managed by the Haifa Feminist Institute (HFI) which is a community-based project run by Isha l’Isha, Haifa Feminist Center.

Another part of my life is intertwined with the Haifa based Pardes Publishing House, that is run by my longtime beloved partner, David Gottesmann. Pardes, an Orchard in Hebrew, is another place where dreams come true.


You can email me at: sarai.aharoni(at)gmail.com

or, you can follow me on Twitter @saraia555