Postdoctoral Fellows

Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellows for 2017 - 2018

Joseph Ringel (Ph.D, Brandeis University, 2011) arrived at Northwestern University in the fall of 2016. Ringel specializes in the sociology of Judaism, and the political and cultural differences of various Jewish communities, with particular focus on the oft-marginalized Mizrahi and Sephardic communities.

Efrat Daskal (Ph.D, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2015) began her postdoctoral fellowship at the Crown Center for Jewish and Israel studies at Northwestern University in the fall of 2017.  Efrat explores the following issues: digital rights advocacy, youth involvement in the Internet Governance Forum, and the work of computer security incident response teams (CERT/CSIRT). Her work so far has been published in several journals such as: Information, Communication and Society, International Journal of Communication and Media, Culture and Society.  

 

Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellows for 2016 - 2017

Yael Dekel (Ph.D, New York University, 2014) is a postdoctoral fellow at The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies. She is interested in Israeli literature and specifically the way in which it takes part in the relationship among discourse, social norms, power dynamics, ideology and the State. Her teaching interests include: trauma studies, silence in literature, protest poetry, Palestinian and Israeli war literature. She is currently working on her first book, exploring the poetics of silence and the making of the national subject in the war fiction of S. Yizhar. Yael is also a translator and editor at the independent publishing house Ra'av.

Joseph Ringel (Ph.D, Brandeis University, 2011) Ringel specializes in the sociology of Judaism, and the political and cultural differences of various Jewish communities, with particular focus on the oft-marginalized Mizrahi and Sephardic communities.

To see a full list of our faculty and their bios, visit our Jewish Studies Program site.