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Dr. Dana Grosswirth Kachtan

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The Open University Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication One University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 4353701, Israel
Office:972-9-778-1743 Mobile:972-545-668-769 Email:danakc@openu.ac.il

Areas Of Interest
  • Gender: Masculinities, Intersectionality, Military Gender Identities
  • Organization: Ethnicity and Gender in Organization
  • Ethnicity: Ashkenziyut (Israeli Whiteness), Ethnic Identities, Ethnicity in the military

 

2010
Ph.D. in Sociology. Bar-Ilan University.
Dissertation Title: Transparent Army, Colored Soldiers: The Construction of Ethnic Identity in the Israeli Army.
2001
MA in Organizational Sociology. Ben-Gurion University.
Dissertation Title: Integrating Women in Masculine Organization – Women Fighters in the Anti-Aircraft Unit.
1998
BA  in Sociology and Anthropology ; Philosophy. Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

2015 - Academic coordinator of the graduate degree in Democracy Studies.

2013 –  Lecturer in "Sociology of Organizations" at IDC.

2013 – 2015 Lecturer in "Gender and Organization" and "Women in Politics" at Beit Berl college.

2011 –  Open University in Israel. Course Coordinator and Tutor in "Democracy and Feminism".

2010 –  Open University in Israel. Course Coordinator and Tutor in "Organizational Sociology".

2004 –  Open University in Israel. Course Coordinator and Tutor in "Culture and Organizatiom".

2009 - 2015 Open University in Israel. Course Coordinator and Tutor in "Introduction to Gender Studies"

2000 - 2012 Open University in Israel. Tutor in "Human Resources" and "Management and Organizational Behavior". Department of Economics and Management.

1999 – 2001 Ben-Gurion University. Tutor in "Introduction to Sociology".

2018 Award on behalf of See of Galilee institute, named after Lieutenant General Dan Shomron for the paper: Acting Ethnic – Performance of ethnicity and the process of ethnicization. Ethnicities

2011 – 2012 Research Scholarship from the Open University of Israel

2005-2009 Presidential Scholarship for Outstanding Achievements Ph.D. Students.

Grosswirth Kachtan, D. 2019. Challenging hegemonic masculinity by performance of ethnic habitus. Gender Work & Organization. (Online first).

Hirsch D. and Grosswirth Kachtan D. 2017. "Is “Hegemonic Masculinity” Hegemonic as Masculinity? Two Israeli Case Studies. Men and Masculinities. (Online first).

Grosswirth Kachtan, D. 2017. Since When Do You Speak in Mizrahi Accent? – Choosing Mizrahiness and the processes of becoming Mizrahi. Theory and Criticism, 48: 35-58. (in Hebrew).

Grosswirth Kachtan, D. 2017. Acting Ethnic – Performance of ethnicity and the process of ethnicization. Ethnicities, 17(5) 707–726.

Grosswirth Kachtan, D. 2016. Decomposing Hegemonic Masculinity - An Intersectional analysis of the Combat soldier. Res Militaris, ERGOMAS, Issue n°2, Women in the Military, Part Two, pp. 1-14.

Kachtan (Grosswirth), D. & Wasserman, V. 2015. Undressing Masculinity: The Body as a Site of Ethno-Gendered Resistance. Undressing Masculinity: The Body as a Site of Ethno-Gendered Resistance. Organization, 22 (3): 390-417.

Kachtan, D. (2014). ""Ashkenazi is an Origen, Yellow is a Character" - The construction of ethnic identity among Israeli combat soldiers". In Zeev Shavit, Orna Sasson-Levy and Guy Ben-Porat (Eds.) Points of Reference: changing Identities and Social positioning in Israel. Hakibbutz Hameuchad and Van Leer press. Pp. 57-83 [In Hebrew].

Kachtan, D. 2012. The construction of Ethnic Identity in the Military - From the Bottom Up. Israel studies Journal, 17 (3): 150 -175.

Grosswirth Kachtan, D. 2018. "In a Red Dress and a Brown Beret: Gender, Ethnicity and the Military". In Orna Sasson-Levy and Edna Lomsky-Feder (Eds.) Gender at the Base: Women, Men and Military Service in Israel. Hakibbutz Hameuchad and Van Leer press. Pp. 122-146.(in Hebrew).

Kachtan, D. 2014. "Ashkenazi is an Origen, Yellow is a Character" - The construction of ethnic identity among Israeli combat soldiers". In A Sasson-Levy Orna, Shavit, Zeev and Gay Ben-Porat (Eds). Points of Reference: Changing Identities and Social Positioning in Israel. The Van-Leer Jerusalem Institute. Pp. 57-83. (in Hebrew).

Sabra Do Not Grow Old: The Life Story of Senior officers of 1948. Spector-Meresl G. 2008. Jerusalem: Magnes, The Hebrew University. Society and Welfare, 31 (1), pp, 140-144.

Grosswirth Kachtan, D., Alternative dominant Masculinity – The intersection between ethnicity, gender and community of practice (submitted to Gender Work and Organization).

Binks, E. Identity Construction in Conscripted vs. Non-Conscripted Military Personnel: A British-Israeli Comparison (Submitted to Political Psychology).

Grosswirth Kachtan, D. and Binks Eve Converting social, cultural and symbolic capital and skills from military to the civilian society and labor market – The cases of Israeli and British militaries (to be submitted to Sociological Inquiry).

Grosswirth Kachtan, D., The army in the service of the job market: Converting social and cultural capital from military service to the civilian job market.

Shoshana, A. & Grosswirth Kachtan, D., “Lessons in [Soft] Masculinity”: Psychological Discourse, Masculinity, and Whitening of the Oriental Subject.

Wasserman, V. & Grosswirth Kachtan, D., Gender in motion: Military space becoming a place (to be submitted to special issue about women in the military in Armed Forces and Society).

Organizing the Stream "Challenging and rethinking hegemonic masculinity", with Elisabeth Schilling from University of Applied Administrative Science NRW, Germany and Avihu Shoshana from University of Haifa, for the 10th Biennial Gender, Work & Organisation Conference 2018, will be held at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 13-16 June 2018.

Organizing and co-charring, with Erella Grassiani from Amsterdam University, the 'Critical Military Studies' working group at the 14th Biennial conference of ERGOMAS (European Research Group on Military and Society), Athens, Greece – 26-30 June 2017, with Erella Grassiani.

“Lessons in [Soft] Masculinity”: Psychological Discourse, Masculinity, and Whitening of the Oriental Subject. Was presented at the 10th Biennial Gender, Work & Organisation Conference 2018, will be held at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 13-16 June 2018, with Avi Shoshana.

"Converting social, cultural and symbolic capital and skills from military to the civilian society and labor market – The cases of Israeli and British militaries". Was presented at the 2017 Biennial International Conference of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, The Hyatt Regency Reston Reston, Virginia, November 3-5, 2017.

"Construction of the Self through Space - The influence of physical and cultural space on constructing identity in the Israeli military." Was presented at the 14th Biennial conference of ERGOMAS (European Research Group on Military and Society), Athens, Greece – 26-30 June 2017, with Erella Grassiani.

"Converting social, cultural and symbolic capital and skills from military to the civilian society and labor market – The cases of Israeli and British militaries". Was presented at the International Conference on Transformations of the Military Profession, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, September 25-28, 2016.

"Alternative Dominant Masculinity: an Intersectional Observation of the Combat Soldier". Was presented at the 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference2016, Keele University, UK, 29th June – 1st July 2016.

"The army in the service of the job market: Converting social and cultural capital from military service to the civilian job market". Was presented at ERGOMAS 2015 Biennial Conference, 8-12 June 2015, Ra'anana, Israel and also at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 30 – 1 November 2015.

"From Bottom-Up – A Micro-Methodological Examination of the Military". Was presented at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19 2014.

"Decomposing the Military's Hegemonic Masculinity – An Intersectional Observation of the Combat Soldier". Was presented at the Biennial International Conference of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 25-27, 2013.

"With Red Dress and Brown Baret – Gender, Ethnicity and the military", was presented at 44th Annual Meeting of the The Israeli Sociological Society, Ruppin Academic Center, Emek heffer, Israel .February 18-19, 2013.(Hebrew).

"White Men can (Become) Black – Whites Acting and Becoming Black". Was presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, USA, August 10-13,  2013.

"Gender in Motion – Military Space Becoming a Place". Was presented at the 7th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Gender, Work and Organization, Keele University, England, 27-29 June 2012, and in European Sociological Association – Women’s and Gender Studies - Mid-term Conference, Lumsa University, Rome, Italy, November 15-16, 2012.

"Ethnicization from the bottom up", was presented at the 10 th Conference of the European Sociological Association, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 7-10 September 2011.

"Ethnic Identities in Military Spaces", was presented at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, London (special session on: Spaces of Militarism: Militarised Places), August 2011

"Undressing Masculinity: The Body as a Site of Ethno-Gendered Resistance", was presented at the 27th EGOS Colloquium on reassembling organizations Gothenburg, Sweden and also at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, USA, June 2011, with Varda Wasserman.

"The construction of ethnic identity among Israeli combat soldiers", was presented at the 26th Annual meeting of the Association for Israel Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 2010.

"Ethnicity and the Deconstruction of the Ethnic Coherence", was presented at 41th Annual Meeting of the The Israeli Sociological Society, Western Galilee College, February 2010. (Hebrew).

"Ashkenazi is an Origen, Yellow is a Character" - The construction of ethnic identity among Israeli combat soldiers", was presented at 40th Annual Meeting of the The Israeli Sociological Society, The College of Management Academic Studies, February 2009. (Hebrew).