Department of Public Policy and Administration
Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management
My life before BGU:
In the past, I served as director of The Haredi College of Jerusalem, where I had the privilege of participating in the opening of academic tracks for Haredim (Ultra-Orthodox). At that time, the combination of academia and Haredim met fierce opposition from the community and its leadership. The challenge, both personally and professionally, wasn't an easy one and came with a significant personal price because of the deligitimization of academization in the Haredi community. This important work actually provides the basis for my research, which deals with higher education planning and policy for minority groups and their optimal integration in the labor market.
"BGU's striving for academic excellence together with the social vision which is its motto, correspond with the social policy that I study and aspire to see implemented in the processes of developing public policy by policymakers"
For my doctoral research, I conducted a comparative study of the academization processes among women in minority groups. The research subjects are Haredi and Bedouin women. The model I developed through my research, 'modern 'multi-conservatism', provides a new perspective on the social reality of different cultural groups, and examines the conservative ideal in contrast to the challenge of modernity.
During my post-doc here at BGU, in the Conflict management and Resolution Program, along with a group of researchers from a variety of disciplines, we examined the relationships between groups from different cultures using the collective narratives and the multi-cultural approaches.
In my research, I aspire to develop a practical model that will support the shaping of a culturally sensitive public policy, relevant to different spaces and diverse communities. At the beginning of my research, I examined the integration of minorities in education and employment, and today I am participating in new research projects relating to advancing culturally sensitive health policy, inter-cultural management and more.
BGU's striving for academic excellence together with the social vision which is its motto, correspond with the social policy that I study and aspire to see implemented in the processes of developing public policy by policymakers.
Furthermore, I have met top-notch researchers from different disciplines at the University, with the significant potential for future research collaborations. I am very happy to be part of the BGU family.
A source of inspiration:
My late grandmother, an especially charismatic woman, who stuck to her goals and realized them with a lot of vigor under impossible conditions.