People

Meir Hatina

Meir Hatina

Head of Department
Jack and Alice Ormut Chair in Arabic Studies
Professor in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Humanities Building, Room 5307. Office Hours: Monday, 15:00-16:00
+972-2-5883645

Deals with the history of ideas and politics in the Middle East in the 19th and 20th centuries from a comparative perspective, especially in relation to Western and Jewish thought

Sivan Balslev

Sivan Balslev

Lecturer in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Humanities Building, Room 5315. Office Hours: By e-mail appointment

Received her Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in 2015. Her dissertation, titled "Javanmard, Fokoli, Boyscout: Changing Masculinities in Modernizing Iran, circa 1870-1940"

Michal Biran

Michal Biran

Max and Sophie Mydans Foundation Professor in the Humanities
Professor in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and the Dept. of Asian Studies
M.A. advisor, pre-modern studies
Humanities Building, Room 6422. Office Hours: Monday, 11:15-12:15
+972-2-5883741

Michal Biran (PhD Hebrew University 2000) is a historian of Inner Asia and a member of the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities.

Hillel Cohen

Hillel Cohen

Associate Professor in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Director, The Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of Israel
Humanities Building, Room 6322. Office Hours: Tuseday, 12:00-13:00

Studies Jewish-Arab relations in Eretz Israel/Palestine from the late Ottoman period up to the present.

Tawfiq Da'adli

Tawfiq Da'adli

Lecturer in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Studies and the Dept. of Art History
Humanities Building, Room 5335. Office Hours: By e-mail appointment

As an archeologist in Jerusalem Dr. Da‘adli has studied the Mamilla cemetery, the al-Qaymuriyya Mausoleum in Jerusalem, the quarters around the Cotton Merchants Market

Michael Ebstein

Michael Ebstein

Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and the Dept. of Arabic Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Room 6419. Office Hours: By e-mail appointment

Received his PhD from the Hebrew University in 2012. He has conducted postdoctoral research at the Freie Universitat Berlin

Ofer Efrati

Ofer Efrati

Senior Teacher of Arabic language in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Coordinator of Arabic Language Unit
Humanities Building, Room 6311. Office Hours: Sunday, 9:15-10:00, by e-mail appointment
+972-2-5883672

Teaching in the department since 1992. He also coordinates Arabic Language instruction for the M.A.

Eyal Ginio

Eyal Ginio

Associate Professor in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Director, Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Eastern Jewry
Coordinator, Turkish Studies Track and the Forum for Turkish Studies
Humanities Building, Room 5304. Office Hours: Thursday, 11:00-12:00
+972-2-5882874

Completed his Ph.D. at The Hebrew University in Middle East Studies (1999) and post-doctorate at Oxford University in the UK (1999-2000).

Abigail Jacobson

Abigail Jacobson

Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

A historian working on the social and urban history of late Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Liat Kozma

Liat Kozma

Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Director, Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies
B.A. advisor (2nd year)
Humanities Building, Room 5319. Office Hours: Monday, 12:00-13:00
+972-2-5883652

Received her Ph.D. from the joint program in History and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University.

Elie Podeh

Elie Podeh

Bamberger and Fuld Professor in the History of the Muslim Peoples
Professor in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
President, The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Association of Israel
Humanities Building, Room 6403. Office Hours: Monday, 11:00-12:00
+972-2-5883723

Elie Podeh’s main fields of interest are modern Egypt, inter-Arab relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict; and, education and culture in the Middle East.

Julia Rubanovich

Julia Rubanovich

Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Coordinator, Iranian Studies Track
B.A. advisor (3rd year)
Humanities Building, Room 5323. Office Hours: Wednesday, 12:15-13:00 by e-mail appointment
+972-2-5883656

Born in Tallinn, Estonia, Julia Rubanovich spent her undergraduate years at the St-Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) university, where she studied Iranian philology.