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I’m a political scientist and historian. My doctoral dissertation, which was on the crossroad between local government studies and Israel studies, examined the relative impact of the internal and external causes of the financial decline of Arab municipalities in Israel. Recent research range between urban affairs\local governments, ethnic politics, and the area of Israel studies.
In 2014-2015 I had a fellowship for outstanding post-doctoral researchers from the Council for Higher Education in Israel, during which I was a Taub-Schusterman postdoctoral research fellow with the New York University (New York, USA) in 2014-2015, and was a Fritz Thyssen postdoctoral research fellow with the Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin, GERMANY) during 2015-2016. Since July 2016, I'm a lecturer at the Open University of Israel.
My latest book focused on the Israeli policies implemented towards the Arabs in Israel in regard to the recruitment to the IDF in the first decade of Israel: Battalion of Arab- The History of the Minorities' Unit in the IDF from 1948 to 1956. Ben Shemen: Modan, 2015.
Predicting the Vote in Kinship-Based Municipal Elections: The Case of Arab Cities in Israel
Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (2018) 38(1) 1-16