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2022-23 Theme: Mizrahim and the Politics of Ethnicity

Led by Co-Head Fellows Ruth Tsoffar (University of Michigan) and Ella Shohat (New York University)


Affiliation & Project Titles       

  • Merav Alush-Levron
    Tel-Aviv University
    The Politics of Self-Representation in Contemporary Israeli Cinema and Television: Mizrahim Beyond the Construction of Loss and Subjection
  • Gil Anidjar
    Columbia University
    What's in a Frame?
  • Shirly Bahar
    Columbia University
    In Formation: Visualizing the Racialization of the Middle Eastern Jew, 1882 - 1948
  • Rafael Balulu
    Israel Institute of Technology
    Thoughts about the Possibility Offered by the 'Metaverse' on Mizrahi History and Aesthetics
  • Inbal Blau (Maimon)
    Ono Academic College
    Mizrahi Discourse on Traditional Justice - The Cases of Ringworm Treatment and Yemeni Children in Israel
  • Yali Hashash
    Tel-Aviv University
    Mizrahi Feminism between Class, Religion, and Nationalism: A New Comparative Framework
  • Gal Levy
    The Open University of Israel
    What Kind of Diversity Are We?": Reading Mizrahi from the Occident
  • Liron Mor
    University of California, Irvine
    Intention: The Racialization of Truth and the Literality of the Other
  • Avner Ofrath
    University of Bremen, Germany
    A Language of One's Own: Writing Politically in Judeo-Arabic, c. 1860 - 1940
  • Yoav Peled
    Tel-Aviv University
    Populist Protest: Class and Ethnicity in Mizrahi Political Behavior
  • Daniel Schroeter
    University of Minnesota
    The Global Politics of Moroccan Jewish Ethnicity During the Era of King Hassan II
  • Naphtaly Shem-Tov
    The Open University of Israel
    Contemporary Mizrahi Theater: Four Performing Mizrahi Frameworks in Israel
  • Ella Shohat
    New York University
    Language, Culture, and the Imaginary of Mizrahi Belonging: Re-membering the Arabic Past in the Hebrew Present
  • Ruth Tsoffar                                                                                                                                                                  University of Michigan                                                                                                                                  Reading as the Ethnic Subject: Bible, Feminism, Violence
  • Erez Tzfadia                                                                                                                                                                  Sapir College, Israel                                                                                                                                      Mizrahim and the Local Politics of Ethnicity in Development Towns