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


 ​Area of Research​
Dr. Natan AridanPolitical and Diplomatic History
(Israel's Foreign Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations)
Prof. Avi BareliPolitical History (the Israeli political system)
Dr. Michael Feige z"l
In Memory of Dr. Michael Feige
Israeli Sociology and Anthropology
(Israeli soc​iety, collective memory, and political myth)
Prof. Tuvia FrilingPolitical History
(Zionist leaders' role in the nation-building
processes in the pre-state Yishuv and the State of Israel)
Dr. Ben HerzogIsraeli 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.
Dr. ​Aviad Moreno​
​Ethnic and Migration studies; Cultural History; Digital Humanities (the diaspora of Jews from North African and the Middle East from comparative and transnational perspectives; Sephardi/Mizrahi organizations and ethnic press)​
Prof. David OhanaIntellectual history and Philosophy (Israeli thinkers and intellectuals, new trends in historiography and in the social sciences)
Dr. Kobi PeledSocial 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 SaposnikJewish 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 ShalomPolitical History  (Israel's foreign policy)
Prof. (Ameritus) ​Moshe ShemeshPolitical 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 ShimoniHistory 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