Prof. Chaim Hames, Rector
Prof. Hames' book (in Hebrew) on the role of the Jewish religion in contemporary Israeli public space is aimed at a general rather than scholarly audience. It questions whether a set of diasporic beliefs and practices that evolved in exile are appropriate for the Jewish nation-state.
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Prof. Alva Peled
Prof. Alva Peled, Head of BGU's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, develops sustainable building methods and materials to counter the considerable environmental impact of the conventional construction industry.
Prof. Danny Cohen-Zada
Prof. Danny Cohen-Zada, head of the Department of Economics, was born and raised in the Daled neighborhood of Beer-Sheva, a stone’s throw from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). He used to gaze at the University’s buildings from his bedroom window and make plans for the future that included studying at the University. Today he is a renowned economist who looks back with pride.
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Dr. Yeela Lahav-Raz
Dr. Lahav-Raz is an anthropologist whose work is positioned at the intersections of gender and sexual politics, technological developments, and social deviance. Naturally, she also studies various aspects of sex work in Israel.
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Dana Gavish joined BGU to develop and position the University as a leader in teaching and fostering academic entrepreneurship. She founded the Yazamut 360 Entrepreneurship Center last year.