The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
(in alphabetical order)


 Area of Research

 Dr. Natan Aridan

Political and Diplomatic History
(Israel's Foreign Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations)

 Prof. Avi Bareli

Political History (the Israeli political system)

 Dr. Michael Feige z"l
 In Memory of Dr. Michael Feige

Israeli Sociology and Anthropology
(Israeli society, collective memory, and political myth)

 Prof. Tuvia Friling

Political History
(Zionist leaders' role in the nation-building
processes in the pre-state Yishuv and the State of Israel)

Dr. Ben Herzog

Israeli Sociology and Anthropology 
(Israeli society and politics, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Zionism and Israeli Citizenship

 Prof. Paula Kabalo

 Social History (Third Sector and civil society 
 in Israel, youth movements, historiography)

 Dr. Nahum Karlinsky

Economic and Social History (economy and society in Israel, Jewish fundamentalism, Israeli identity)

 Prof. Gideon Katz

Jewish Thought and Philosophy 
(Secularism and traditionalism; State and Religion)

 Prof. Esther Meir

Iraqi Jews in the 20th century.
The Zionist activities in Iraq.
Identity, memory and history of Iraqi Jews in Israel.
The immigration of Yemenite Jewry to the State of Israel. 
Mizrahim and the ethnic question in Israel.

 Prof. David Ohana

Intellectual history and Philosophy (Israeli thinkers and intellectuals, new trends in historiography and in the social sciences)

 Dr. Kobi Peled

Social and Cultural History of the Palestinian Arabs in general and of the Israeli Arabs in particular; history of collective remembrance,  urbanization and social transformation

Prof. Arieh Saposnik

Jewish Nationalism
Construction of National Identities
Secularization and Re-Sacralization in Jewish Nationalism
Zionism and the Christian Holy Land
Zionism, Territorialism, and Competing Conceptions of the Jewish Nation

Prof. (Ameritus) Zaki Shalom

 Political History  (Israel's foreign policy)

 Prof. (Ameritus) Moshe Shemesh

Political History (The Arab-Israeli conflict, the emergence and development of the Palestinian
national movement)

 Prof. Ofer Shiff

Cultural and Social History (Israel-Diaspora relations;
Holocaust consciousness in Israeli society; Zionism and the question of nationalism and anti-Semitism)

 Dr. Zvi Shiloni (Senior Lecturer, on retirement)

Geographical History (historical geography of Israel in modern times)

 Dr. Tali Tadmor Shimoni

History of Education (The national Hebrew education system from 1880s to 1960s, The school  playground  as an absorption arena)

Dr. Havatzelet Yahel

​Legal History; Historical Geography; Public policy
Land Regimes, Laws and Policies; Space and Settlements of Minorities and Peripheral Communities; Indigenous Communities; Jewish Indigeneity and Zionism; Bedouin of the Negev