Ph.D. - UC Berkeley, 1980
Areas of Specialization: Comparative-Historical Sociology, Nationalism, Citizenship and Globalization, Middle Eastern Societies, Theory
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Gershon Shafir received his B.A.s in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology from Tel Aviv University, his M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the Director of the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) and the Director of the UCSD Human Rights Minor. His co-authored Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenships, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002 won the Middle Eastern Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Award for best book on the Middle East in 2002.
In 2011, Struggle and Survival in Israel and Palestine, an anthology of 25 life histories, he co-edited with Mark Levine, will be forthcoming from UC Press. He is currently editing a volume titled Lessons and Legacies of the ‘War on Terror:’ Beyond Moral Panic and is working on another book on Israeli-Egyptian-US relations, and the beginnings of Israel’s settlement policy, in the 1967-1973 years.
His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the British Journal of Sociology, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Theory and Society, etc.
His major area of interest is comparative and historical sociology, with emphases on nationalism, ethnicity, citizenship and human rights.
SOCI 169- Citizenship, Community and Culture
SOCI 188 O - Dilemmas of Israeli Society
*Alison Brysk & Gershon Shafir eds., National Insecurity and Human Rights: Democracies Debate Counterterrorism, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2007.
*Alison Brysk & Gershon Shafir eds., People out of Place: Globalization, Human Rights, and the Citizenship Gap, N.Y., Routledge, 2004.
*Shafir, Gershon and Yoav Peled, Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenships, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
*Shafir, Gershon and Yoav Peled, eds., The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization, Boulder, Westview Press, 2000.
*Shafir, Gershon, ed., The Citizenship Debates: A Reader, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1998.
*Shafir, Gershon, Immigrants and Nationalists: Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia and Estonia, New York, State University of New York Press, 1995.
*Shafir, Gershon, Land, Labor and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882 - 1914, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1989.