Gal Levy

Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies Program
2014 - 2015
Primary office:
The Open University of Israel
The Dorothy de Rothschild Campus
Ra'anana, Israel 43107

Gal is interested in the constructions of ethnicity and citizenship, mainly in the field of education, and he has published on various aspects of this fascinating and complex intersection in both the Israeli-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian societies. Currently he concludes a three-year research project on alternative education in the Palestinian society in Israel (Israel Science Foundation grant no. 217/09), and is engaged in new research on citizenship enactments and political activism in the Arab and Jewish societies in Israel. Recently, Gal has been invited to join a Cambridge University research group to study in the next five years “Topographies of Citizenship”. In particular Gal will be engaged in studying the prospects of democracy and citizenship in the contemporary Middle East. Gal is now working on a book manuscript (tentatively) entitled Striving for Citizenship: Struggles for Representation Beyond Rights on Aspects of Citizenship in Israel.

  • PhD, London School of Economics
  • MA, Tel-Aviv University
  • BA, Tel-Aviv University

Specialties: Citizenship, class and ethnic politics, education and politics, Israeli politics and society, political activism post-2011

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Dr. Perelmutter to be first Director of Undergraduate Studies!

Dr. Renee Perelmutter will be the first Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Jewish Studies Program! Dr. Perelmutter is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Slavic. She will begin her position as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Fall 2017 semester.


Dr. Gal Levy, former Visiting Israeli Professor at KU, has won first prize for best article in Hebrew from the Israeli Political Science Association. The article looks at the post-protest protest in Israel and Dr. Levy gives acknowledgments to the KU Jewish Studies Program. Dr. Levy currently teaches at the Open University in Israel.

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