Center faculty

Prof. Haim Hazan

Haim Hazan is a Professor of sociology and social anthropology. His main areas of interest and research cover the life course, time, cultural and interactional aspects of old age, total institutions, community, nationalism and collective

Prof. David Heyd

David Heyd is the Chaim Perelman Chair in philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main topics of interest are ethical theory, political philosophy and bioethics. In the latter field Heyd wrote the first introductory

Center fellows 2016-2017

Shira Shmuely

Shira is researching the intersection of law and science (and in particular the regulation of medical practice); history of pain; environmental history; and human-animal relations. Her dissertation examines notions of pain undergirding the regulation of

Yigal Godler

Yigal Godler did his graduate work at the Department of Communication studies, Ben-Gurion University. He has published in peer-reviewed international journals on topics ranging from the sociology and epistemology of journalism to the political economy

Dr. Adam Horowitz

Adam L. Horowitz received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2016. Horowitz’s scholarship is situated in the relationship between technology, bioethics, and policy, with particular focus on how genetic technologies are changing the

Dr. Ari Schick

Ari Schick completed a PhD in philosophy with a specialization in moral philosophy and bioethics at Michigan State University in 2014. His dissertation, “Lessons for the Future? Prophecy and Policy in Speculative Bioethics”, developed an

Dr. Yoav Kenny

Yoav Kenny received his PhD from the School of Philosophy in Tel Aviv University (dissertation title: Political Animals: Animality and the Political in the Philosophies of Aristotle, Heidegger and Derrida). Prior to being a postdoctoral

Center fellows 2015-2016

Dr. Ian McGonigle

Ian is a scientist and anthropologist working at the intersection of social studies of science, philosophical anthropology, and Middle Eastern studies. He is broadly interested in the ways culture and history affect how scientific knowledge

Noam Yuran

Noam Yuran completed his PhD in the Department of Philosophy at Ben Gurion University. He specializes in political thought, critical theory, political economy, media and television. His Book What Money Wants (Stanford University Press, 2014)

Dr. Dana Zarhin

 Dr. Dana Zarhin earned her PhD in sociology from Brandeis University, USA. Her dissertation “Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a patient contested disease: Pathways to and away from medicalization”, written under the guidance of Professor Peter

Marta Spranzi

Marta Spranzi  is associate professor of history, philosophy and ethics of science at the University of Versailles (UVSQ, France). She is a part-time clinical ethics consultant at the Cochin Hospital in Paris ( ). She

Center fellows 2014-2015

Dr. Lin Chalozin-Dovrat

Lin specializes in cognitive approaches to the study of scientific knowledge, and in the historical epistemology of cognitive linguistics and structural linguistics. Her doctoral thesis, submitted to Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and Tel Aviv University

Dr. Melis Erdur

(2014-2015) CV / Research Proposal Melis Erdur received her Ph.D. from the New York University Philosophy Department in 2013.  In her doctoral dissertation, A Moral Critique of Moral Philosophy (written under the supervision of Professor David Velleman),

Center fellows 2013-2014

Dr. Inna Leykin

I am a cultural anthropologist interested in the interactions between policymaking and intellectual expertise; the democratic transformations of post-socialist countries; and emerging practices of self-fashioning in contemporary Russia. I completed my doctoral degree at Brown

Natalia Gutkowski

I’m the product of interdisciplinary academic education and my interests are related to environmental sociology and anthropology and the various interfaces between society and the environment. I’m especially interested in the connections between agriculture, food,

Center fellows 2012-2013

Dr. Ram Rivkin

(2012-2013) Dr. Ram Rivkin studied Law and Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His dissertation, which dealt with issues in Family Law drawing on normative ethics and political philosophy, won the Zilberg Prize. In

Dr. Sky Gross

(2012-2013) Dr. Sky Gross is a researcher in medical anthropology. She received her MA degree in anthropology (summa cum laude) from the l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and a PhD from the Department

Dr. Boaz Miller

(2012-2013) Dr. Boaz Miller received his PhD from the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, the University of Toronto. He was then awarded an Azrieli Postdoctoral Fellowship carried out at the University