Honorary President, The Israeli Center for Qualitative Research of People and Societies
Senior Academic Adviser, Ministry of Welfare and Social Services
Michal Krumer-Nevo is professor at the Spitzer Department of
Social Work at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and the honorary president of
the Israeli Center for Qualitative Research of People and Societies (ICQM). During
2008-2016 she was the director of ICQM.
Prof. Krumer-Nevo began her academic education studying
literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
and after its completion moved to social work, a field in which she completed
her Ph.D. in 2001. During the 1990’s she worked as a clinical social worker
and specialized in psychotherapy. Over time her interest in poverty, and specifically
in the life experiences of women in poverty, has changed its orientation
both in her academic and clinical work, from
intra-psychic dynamics to a more feminist and critical perspectives. This
understanding has guided her work during the last
twenty five years as an academic and an activist.
During the last several years her work revolves around the
development and implementation of the Poverty-Aware Paradigm (PAP), which
combines theoretical and practical facets, in the academic, municipal and
During 2013-2014 Prof. Krumer-Nevo was a member of the
governmental Elalouph Committee – dedicated to the war against poverty. In 2014
she won the Minister of Welfare and Social Services’ prize
for an academic engaged in social change. On 2016-2017 she has served as a
senior academic adviser to the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services.
Inspired by constructivist, feminist and critical theories, Krumer-Nevo’s research focuses on poverty and marginalization as lived experience and as social construct, and on the place of poverty in the profession of social work.
Gorodzeisky, A. &
Saar-Heiman, Y. (2016). Debts, poverty and
financial exclusion. Journal
of Social Work. DOI: 10.1177/1468017316649330
Shimei, N., Krumer-Nevo, M., & Saar-Heiman, Y,
Russo-Carmel1, S., Mirmovitch, I., Zaitoun-Aricha1, L. & Social Work for Change Group Members. (2016). Social work for change: Performance ethnography on critical social work. Qualitative
Inquiry DOI: 10.1177/1077800416629696
R. & Krumer-Nevo, M. (2016). Practice and theory of
feminist social work.Social Work DOI: 10.1093/sw/sww026 \
Cohen, Y., Krumer-Nevo, M. & Avieli, N. (2016).
Bread of shame: The practice
of Othering in soup kitchens. Social Problems.
Krumer-Nevo, M. (accepted for publication). Poverty and the political:Wresting the political out of and into social
work theory, research and practice.
European Journal of Social Work.
Saar-Heiman, Y., Lavie-Ajayi, M. &
Krumer-Nevo, M. (2016). Poverty-Aware Social Work
practice: Service users' perspectives. Child and Family Social Work.
Krumer-Nevo, M. & Komem, M. (2015). Intersectionality and critical social work with girls: Theory and
practice. British Journal of Social Work, 45,
1190-1206. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bct189
Timor-Slavin, S. & Krumer-Nevo, M. (2015). Partnership-based-practice with young people:
Relational dimensions of partnership in a therapeutic setting. Health
andSocial Care in the Community. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12227/
Krumer-Nevo, M. (2015). Poverty aware social work: A paradigm for social work practice
with people in poverty. British Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv118
Krumer-Nevo, M., Berkovitz-Romano, A. & Komem, M. (2014). The study of girls in social work: Major
discourses and feminist ideas. Journal
Work. DOI: 10.1177/1468017314548140
Lavie-Ajayi, M. & Krumer-Nevo, M. (2013).
In a different mindset: Critical youth work with marginalized youth.
Children and Youth Services Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.07.010.
M. & Sidi, M. (2012). Writing against Othering. Qualitative Inquiry, 18 (4), 299-309.
Weiss-Gal, I., Levin, L. & Krumer-Nevo,
Applying critical social work in direct practice with
families. Child & Family Social Work, 19 (1), 55-64. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2012.00880.
Almog, N. & Krumer-Nevo, M. (2012). Chronic pain as a narratological distress: A phenomenological study. Chronic Illness, 8 (3),
Weiss-Gal, I., Levin, L. (2011). Searching for poverty aware social work: Discourse analysis of job descriptions. Journal of Social
Policy, 40 (2), 313-332
& Benjamin, O. (2010). Critical poverty knowledge: Contesting Othering and social distancing. Current Sociology, 58 (5), 693–714.
Krumer-Nevo, M. (2009). Four scenes and an epilogue:
Poverty, research, autoethnography. Qualitative
Social Work, 8 (3), 305-320.
Weiss-Gal, I., Monnickendam, M. (2009). Poverty aware social work education:
A conceptual framework for social work education.
Journal of Social Work Education.
(2009). From voice to knowledge: Feminism and participatory
action research. International Journal of
Qualitative Studies in Education, 22 (3),
Krumer-Nevo, M. & Barak, A. (2007).
Service users and personal social services
in Israel: Are we ready to hear what clients want to tell us? Journal of Social Service Research, 34 (1),
Krumer-Nevo, M. (2008). Mythology, sexuality,
aggressiveness: Adolescence and creativity. Adolescent
Psychiatry, 30, 3-18.
& Krumer-Nevo, M. (2008). Taking part in an emerging social firm: Clients' perspectives. Families in Society, 89 (4), 605-614.
& Barak, A. (2006). Service users' perspectives on the benefits system in Israel: A participatory action research. Journal of Social Policy and Administration, 40 (7),
Sands, R. G. & Krumer-Nevo, M. (2006). Interview
shocks and shockwaves. Qualitative Inquiry, 12
Fielding, N. (2008). Interviewing II (pp.
235-254). Sage Benchmarks
in Social Research Methods. London: Sage Publications.
Krumer-Nevo, M. (2005). Reading a poor woman's life –
issues and dilemmas. Affilia, 20 (1), 71-86.
Krumer-Nevo, M. (2005). "I got married to get free
of home": Why young women marry: The case of women living in poverty in
Israel. Qualitative Social Work, 4 (1), 52-73.
(2005). Listening to ‘life knowledge’: A new research direction in poverty
studies. International Journal of Social
Welfare, 14 (2), 99-106.
in Italian in: Lavoro Sociale, 6 (1),
Krumer-Nevo, M. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2005). Students' attitudes toward clients
with basic needs. Journal of Social Work
Education, 41 (3), 545-556.
(2004). The paradigm of tragedy as meta narrative: A window to understanding the life story of a women in economic
and social deprivation. Narrative Study of Lives, 49-66.
(2003). What helps in help? A new look at the issue of help for women living in economic and social deprivation. Families in Society, 84 (2), 169-178.
(2003). From "a coalition of despair" to "a covenant of help" in social work with families in
distress. European Journal of Social Work, 6 (3), 273-282.
(2002). The arena of Othering: A narrative study with
living in poverty and social marginality. Qualitative
Social Work,1 (3), 303- 318.
(1998). What’s your story? Listening to stories of mothers
from multi-problem families. Clinical Social Work Journal, 26 (2), 177-194.