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.

Degrees:
  • 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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The College Monthly Faculty/Staff Newsletter, Dec. 2017: In Jewish studies, a major symposium came together thanks to the efforts of program assistant Carla Aspenberg. She organized the “Jews in the Midwest” conference featuring four speakers from outside campus, as well as KU. She has also assisted the transition of a new director of undergraduate studies and managed other duties amid staff changes. And following the conference in November, she quickly switched gears to organizing a new, unexpected faculty hire in the department. Director John Younger said that without Carla, “Jewish studies would be dead in the water.”

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