Twenty MA theses, from all universities in Israel were submitted to the Ben-Gurion Prize for an Excellent MA Thesis on Migrants' Life in Israel.
The academic committee decided to offer the first prize to Lior Birger from Tel-Aviv University
Thesis title: The Perceptions of Eritrean men asylum seekers regarding gender roles, marriage and sexuality in the context of migration.
Lior receiving the prize from Prof. Rivka Carmi, BGU president,
Prof. Feldman reading out the academic committee's considerations.
The Second prize was offered to two students:
Maritu Kabada from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Thesis title: "Bubbles of reality" - The transition to independent life for youth of Ethiopian descent in Israel.
Maritu receiving the prize from Prof. Rivka Carmi, BGU President,
Dr. Plotkin-Amrami reading out the academic committees considerations,
Jenia Gorbachevich from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Thesis title: Family by remote control: Structuring familial ties with their overseas parents by young Russian immigrants.
Dr. Lerner reading out the academic committees considerations. Jenia could not attend the ceremony as she was meeting her father who made Aliya on that very day.
Six papers were submitted to The Rector's Prize for an Excellent Seminar Paper on Migrants' Lives at BGU.
The committee decided to offer the prize to Maria Averbuch from the Department of Politics and Government for her paper entitled: Assimilating 'The Great Patriotic War': Notions of ethnicity and militarism in the Soviet empire and in the current Israeli national discourse (Mamlakhtiyut).
Maria receiving the prize from Prof. Rivka Carmi, BGU President.
Prof. Mirsky reading out the committee's considerations, 4.4.2016