Uri Ram is a professor at the Department of Sociology & Anthropology in Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He is a former Chair of the department and a former
director of the Humphrey Institute for Social Research in BGU. He is a founding member and a member of the board of directors of the Adva Center for the Study of Inequality and Injustice in Israel. He is a graduate of the New School for Social Research in New York, and has been a visiting professor there and at New York University. He is the author of numerous scholarly publications in the fields of nationalism, collective memory, and sociology of knowledge, political sociology, globalization and sociological theory. In 2008 Ram's book The Globalization of Israel: McWorld in Tel Aviv, Jihad in Jerusalem won the Shapiro Prize for the best book of the year in Israel studies. In 2011 he was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Prize by the New School for Social Research. Among his books are:
Israeli Nationalism: Social Conflicts and the Politics of Knowledge (Routledge 2011); The Time of the `Post`: Nationalism and the Politics of Knowledge in Israel (Resling 2006); The Globalization of Israel: McWorld in Tel Aviv, Jihad in Jerusalem (Resling, 2005; Routledge 2007); The Changing Agenda of Israeli Sociology: Theory, Ideology and Identity (SUNY Press 1995); Israeli Society: Critical Perspectives (editor; Breirot 1993); The Power of Property: Israeli Society in Global Era (co-editor with D. Filc; Van Leer & HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 2004); Israelis in Conflict: Hegemonies, Identities and Challenges (Co-editor; Sussex Academic Press, 2004); In/Equality (co-editor with N. Berkovitch; Ben Gurion University Press and Bialik Press, 2006); A Special Issue of Theory & Criticism on the social protest in Israel (co-edited with D. Filc, 2013).