Dr. Ben Herzog is a Lecturer (equivalent to assistant professor in the US) at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute, at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In 2012-2013 Ben Herzog served as the William Lyon Mackenzie King Research Fellow at the Canada Program of Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Herzog's biography, academic institutional affiliations, publication history and research interests reflect his interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the study of citizenship in Israel. Citizenship, the relation between the individual and the state, is a legal construct, historically defined, which is situated in particular social and cultural settings. Thus, Herzog treated this complexity through the simultaneous utilization of different disciplinary lenses such as: Sociology, History, Political Science, and Law.
Herzog's primary research interests are: Sociology of Law, immigration and Citizenship; Qualitative and Comparative Historical Methods; Political Sociology; and North American and Middle Eastern History and Politics.
His doctoral dissertation, titled The Loss of Citizenship: The Regulation of Loyalty in Immigration Countries analyzed the changing perception of citizenship and rights in the contemporary global world. Herzog compared the policies of three democratic states that revoke citizenship from their subjects –Israel, the United States, and Canada. The question addressed was why such policy exists and why it changes. Herzog argues that in all three countries there is a clear link between the belief in a national world order and the initiation of expatriation policies. Herzog's book, titled Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation Policies in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror was published by NYU Press. The volume examines the state practice of taking away citizenship over time in the United States.
Dr. Herzog held few visiting positions in Yale University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University and Quinnipiac University.
Selected Publications (Books and Articles):
Herzog, Ben. 2016. “The American Diaspora in Israel: Intersecting identity, ideology and politics." Israel Studies 21 (3) 49-68.
Herzog, Ben. 2015. Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror. New York University Press.
Herzog, Ben. 2014. “Being Canadian: Dual Citizenship in Historical Perspective." American Review of Canadian Studies.
Herzog, Ben. 2014. "Revoking Citizenship: The Role of the Courts in Expatriation Policies in the United States." Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law 28 (4) 385-397.
Herzog, Ben. 2012. “The Paradox of Citizenship Removal: Soviet and Post-Soviet Citizenship." East European Politics and Societies. 26 (4) 792 – 810.
Herzog, Ben. 2011. "The Revocation of Citizenship in the United States." The European Journal of Sociology 52(1) 77-109.
Herzog, Ben. 2010. "Dual Citizenship and the Revocation of Citizenship." Research in Political Sociology 18 87-106.
Herzog, Ben. 2010. “The Revocation of Citizenship in Israel." Israel Studies Forum 25(1) 57-72.
Herzog, Ben. 2009. "The Road to Israeli Citizenship – the Case of the South Lebanese Army (SLA)." Citizenship Studies 13(6) 575-592.
Herzog, Ben. 2009. “'Collective Forgetting': Reflections on a Residual Expression." Pp. 112-134 in Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum, edited by Noel Packard, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Herzog, Ben. 2009. “Between Nationalism and Humanitarianism: The Glocal Discourse on Refugees." Nations and Nationalism 15(2) 185-205.
Courses to be taught at The Israel Studies International Program:
Israeli Citizenship Laws
Religion, Society and State in Israel