Julia Mirsky, Ph.D.,
Professor in the Department of Social Work and a Clinical
Psychologist. She is the Chair of the Center (in process)
for Research and Education on
Migrants' Lives (MigLives) and has headed the international Erasmus+ project
for Developing Modernized Curricula on
Migrants Lives (DEMO). Her research focuses
on the migration experiences of adults, adolescents and children and she supervises
numerous Ph.D. and MA students. She is the author of over 60 papers in
international peer-reviewed journals and of a number of books, among them Narratives and Meanings of Migration.
Jackie Feldman, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He has researched Holocaust memory and commemoration, pilgrimage and tourism, Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and Jewish-Israeli youth voyages to Poland. He heads the Rabb Center for Holocaust Studies at BGU and has worked as a licensed guide for Holy Land Christian pilgrims. He is currently working on a project on Holocaust memory in a digital age and is beginning research on the image of the homeland and the promised land among second-generation descendants of Algerian Jews.
Julia Lerner, Ph.D.,
Senior lecturer at the
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Her research interests are in the fields of anthropology of knowledge and
migration. At the intersection of these fields, she explores people's
relocation and translation of ideas, both in post-Soviet Russia and in the
Russian-speaking collective in Israel. Currently she is involved in several
cross-cultural research projects on emotionalization of culture in public and
private domains, while contexts of migration stay at the heart of her concern
with processes of ‘cultural translation’.
|Halleli Pinson, PhD.,
Associate Professor at the Department of Education at BGU. She is a political sociologist of education and is interested in citizenship education in conflict-ridden societies, minority education, and education and forced migration. More broadly, she focuses on the changing role of schooling in the age of global change. She is the co-author of Education, Asylum and the 'Non-Citizen' Child, and a co-editor of Citizenship, Education and Social Conflict.
Galia Plotkin Amrami, Ph.D.,
Senior lecturer in the Department of Education at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her research focuses on the knowledge and practice of mental health experts in the areas of education, immigration, trauma, and resilience, from anthropological and historical perspectives. She explores interactions between professional discourse, cultural narratives, national ethos and religion, and social factors influencing the appearance of new categories of mental disorders and new professional practices. Her current research deals with interrelations between medicalization of education, stigma, and subjectivity within school and family settings.