Dr. Orit Gazit-Lederman

Research Field: 
  • International migration and refugees
  • Border crossing and territorial passages
  • Space and spatiality in world politics
  • International relations theory
  • Sociological theory
  • Law and society
Tel: 
00972-(0)25880181
Room: 
4010
Current Projects: 

My current project is a cross-national analysis of the spreading practice of citizenship tests for immigrants in Western countries. My research focuses on the content of these exams, and suggests understanding them both as a reflection of a minimal common conception of Western citizenship, and as cultural texts indicative of deeply embedded particularistic values, national traumas and local histories.

Curriculum Vitae: 

2013-current
Post-doctoral fellow, The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2011, 2012
Rothschild (Yad Hanadiv) post-doctoral fellow, department of sociology and International Institute, UCLA
Nazarian post-doctoral fellow, UCLA
2011
Ph.D, Sociology and Anthropology & International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dissertation title: "Betrayal, Morality and Transnationalism: Identity Construction Processes among the Members of the South Lebanese Army in Israel"
Rector (Einstein) Excellence Scholarship for Doctoral Students, Faculty of Social Science, Hebrew University
2006
M.A, International Relations & Sociology and Anthropology (personal joint program), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (summa cum laude). MA Thesis title: "Political Exile, Estrangement and Identity: The Case of Latin American Political Exiles in Israel"
Rector Excellence Scholarship for MA students, Faculty of Social Science, Hebrew University
2006
LL.B, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2003
B.A, Sociology and Anthropology & International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (magna cum laude)

Publications: 
  •  Gazit, O., 2014. "From a Militia to a Diasporic Community: The Changing Identity of the South Lebanese Army" in Miodownik, D. and Barak, O. (eds.), Nonstate Actors in Intrastate Conflicts, Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Yair, G. and Gazit, O. (eds.), 2010. Collective Identities, States and Globalization – A Tribute to SN Eisenstadt, Jerusalem: Magnes Press
  • Gazit, O., 2010. "Political Exile and Identity Construction: The Case of Political Exiles from Latin America to Israel" in Yair, G. and Gazit, O. (eds.), Collective Identities, States and Globalization – A Tribute to SN Eisenstadt, Jerusalem: Magnes Press.
  • Yair, G. and Gazit, O., 2010. "Collective Identities, States and Globalization – Exploring the Legacy of SN Eisenstadt" in Yair, G. and Gazit, O. (eds.), Collective Identities, States and Globalization – A Tribute to SN Eisenstadt, Jerusalem: Magnes Press
  • Löwenheim, O. and Gazit, O., 2009. "Power and Examination: A Critique of Citizenship Tests", Security Dialogue 40(2): 145-167
  • Yair, G. and Gazit, O., 2006. "Learning in Chaos: The Battle over Children's Engagement with Learning in High Poverty Immigrant Families", Research in Sociology of Education 15: 239-264.
  • Gazit, O., 2013. Nonstate Actors, Identity and Change: The South Lebanese Army between Lebanon and Israel, The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations Working Paper Series, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Gazit, O., 2006. 'No Place to Call Home' – Political Exile, Estrangement and Identity: Processes of Identity Construction among Political Exiles from Latin America to Israel, 1970-2004 (Hebrew), Jerusalem: The Shain Center for Research in Social Sciences, The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University.
  • Gazit, O., 2006. Poverty and Education in Israel, 1999-2005 (Hebrew), Jerusalem: NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, School of Education, The Hebrew University.