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Dr. Gal Levy

Dr. Gal Levy
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The Open University of Israel Department of Political Science, Sociology & Communication 1 University Road, P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 4353701, Israel
Office: +972-9-7781705 Fax:+972-9-7780660 Email:galle at openu dot ac dot il

2002
PhD  London School of Economics and Political Science
1995
MA  Magna cum Laude, Political Science, Tel-Aviv University
1986
BA  Political Science and Economics, Tel-Aviv University
2007 – Present
Senior teaching faculty and researcher, Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, MA programme in Democracy Studies
The Open University, Israel
2017 – 2018
 Visiting Fellow CRASSH / Clare Hall College, Cambridge University
2014 – 2015
 Visiting Israeli Professor in Jewish Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Affiliated faculty, Middle East Studies, Centre of Global and International Studies
2014
 Faculty, School of Hebrew, Middlebury College
2012 – Present
 Researcher at the Institute for Policy Analysis, The Open University
2008 – 2012
Academic Director, NYU Tel Aviv
2002 – 2007
 Course co-ordinator, Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, The Open University, Israel
2017

 Best Published Hebrew Article by The Israeli Political Science Association 2017 for G. Levy. Between Shaking the Tree and Rocking the Boat: The Not-Nice, Protest and Radical Democracy in Israel, Israeli Sociology, 17:2, 2016, pp. 29-51 (in Hebrew).

Tel Aviv University – dean distinction award at MA studies

Ad hoc reviewer Ethnic & Racial Studies; Environment & Planning D: Society & Space; Israeli Sociology; Citizenship Studies; The Public Sphere; Comparative Political Studies; Sociological Perspectives; Social Identities; American Sociological Review; Diaspora, Indigenous & Minority Education; Israel Science Foundation (grant referee); Sage Open (Article editor); Binational Science Foundation (grant referee); Journal of Education Policy

Book reviews for Israeli Sociology, Nations and Nationalism, The Public Sphere, International Sociology Review of Books, Citizenship Teaching and Learning

Reviews of course proposals and textbooks for The Open University, Israel

2018-2021
International Advisory Board, Citizenship Studies

Member in the following university committees:

The Open University Senate’s Sociology, Political Science and Communication Academic Sub-Committee

The Open University Senate’s Social Science Academic Sub-committee

The Open University Committee for the Approval of Study Programmes

The University of Kansas, Jewish Studies Program, The Executive Committee (2014-2015)

The Open University Students Dean Committee for Scholarships (2013-2014)

2017
Member of the Steering Committee of the Standing Group on Citizenship ECPR
Israeli Sociological Society

The Integration Plan in Education: The first Fifty Years: Integration, exclusion and social change  organiser
An international conference organised with The College of Law and Business, The Israeli Comparative Education Society & The Institute for Policy Analysis, The Open University Israel, 3-4 June 2018

The Affair of the disappearance of children from Yemen, the Orient and the Balkan: Denial, the creation of knowledge and political activism    organiser
The Programmes in Democracy Studies and Cultural Studies and the Forum of Democracy Studies Students, The Open University, 18 June 2017

Colloquium “Pedagogical Challenges: Educating for Peace” co-organiser
Nicosia 22 May 2015, co-sponsored by The European University Cyprus and The Open University Research Institute for Policy Analysis

The Challenge of Education during Protracted Conflicts: Israel and Cyprus from a Comparative Perspective  Chair and organiser A panel organised for the RC04 Sociology of Education, ISA, Yokohama, Japan 13-19 July 2014

The Challenge of Educational Policy during Protracted Conflicts: Israel and Cyprus from a Comparative Perspective - Workshop Chair and organiser
The Open University Research Institute for Policy Political Economy and Society, Beit Daniel 16-18 May 2013

Borders Co-organiser. A mini conference in Memory of Zeev Soker, organized for the Department of Sociology
Political Science and Communication, The Open University, April 2013.

Elections after the Protest: What is absent from the 19th Knesset elections' agenda?  Chair and organiser
A mini-conference organised for the Political Science Department, The Open University 16 January 2013

A Sociological Perspective on Education and Inequality Co-organiser.
A mini conference in Memory of Zeev Soker, organized for the Department of Sociology
Political Science and Communication, The Open University, March 2010.

Parallel Economies and Religious Minority Communities Panel organiser (with Dr S Fischer)
31st ISSR Conference, Aix-en-Provence, France 30 June–3 July 2011

Why there is no one to vote for in the 18th Knesset elections?   Chair and organiser
A mini-conference organised for the Political Science Department, The Open University 4 February 2009

Will the elections to the 17th Knesset change the political agenda  Chair and organiser
A mini-conference organised for the Political Science Department, The Open University 8 March 2006

The Supreme Court in Israel and Social and Collective Rights   Chair and co-organiser
A mini-conference organised for the Political Science Department, The Open University 15 June 2005

Sociology of Education in Israel Chair and session organiser
The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Society, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev25-26 February 2004

Democracy under examination: The Elections for the 16th Knesset  Chair and organiser
A mini-conference organised for the Political Science Department, The Open University 21 January 2003

Mizrahim in Israel: (re-)posing the problem?    Chair and session organiser
The 16th annual meeting of the American Association for Israeli Studies, Tel-Aviv University 25-27 June 2000

Doctoral dissertation:
Ethnicity and Education: Nation-Building, State-Formation, and the Construction of the Israeli Educational System
Supervised by Professor Brendan O'Leary and Dr. Erik Ringmar, LSE,
approved with no revisions

Master's thesis:
And Thanks to the Ashkenazim ...”: The Politics of Mizrahi Ethnicity in Israel
Supervised by Dr. Yoav Peled and Dr. Gad Barzilai
Grade 96/100

G. Levy, Mizrahi Politics and the question of religion: The Multiple Citizenship Paradigm Revisited. The Public Sphere, Issue 13, 2017, pp. 197-225 (in Hebrew)

Kaplan, D. & G. Levy. The Arab Spring in the Israeli media and emergent conceptions of citizenship Arab Media & Society, Issue 24, Summer/Fall 2017

G. Levy. Between Shaking the Tree and Rocking the Boat: The Not-Nice, Protest and Radical Democracy in Israel, Israeli Sociology, 17:2, 2016, pp. 29-51 (in Hebrew).

*Awarded the Best Published Hebrew Article by Awarded the Best Published Hebrew Article by The Israeli Political Science Association 2017
** A modified English version was published online Nov. 2017 in World Political Science

G. Levy. “From Rights To Representation: Challenging Citizenship From The Margins Post 2011”. Mathal: A Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies, 4:1, 2015, 1-19.

I. Kaufman, G. Levy. "The Arab Citizens in the Social Protest 2011". The Public Sphere, 8, 2014. pp. 34-54. (in Hebrew, research note)

G. Levy and M. Massalha, "Within and Beyond Citizenship: Alternative Educational Initiatives in the Arab Society in Israel", Citizenship Studies, 16:7, Nov. 2012. pp. 905-917

H. Pinson, Levy, G., and Soker, Z. "Peace as a surprise, peace as a disturbance: The Israeli-Arab conflict in official documents" Educational Review 62: 3, 2010. Pp. 255-269
Reprinted in: Education and Global Justice, pp. 5-19 in (M. Schweisfurth & C. Harber eds.) Abingdon & NY: Routledge, 2012.

G. Levy and M. Massalha. "Yaffa: A School of their Choice?" British Journal of Sociology of Education. 31:2 March 2010, pp. 171-183.

G. Levy and O. Sasson-Levy, "Militarized Socialization, Military Service and Class Reproduction: the Experiences of Israeli Soldiers" Sociological Perspectives 51:2 2008. pp. 349-374.

Y. Dahan and G. Levy, “Multicultural Education in the Zionist State - The Mizrahi Challenge”, Studies in Philosophy and Education, Special Issue: Conflicting Philosophies of Education in Israel/Palestine, (guest editor: I. Gur-Ze'ev) 19:5, Nov. 2000, pp. 421-442.

G. Levy and T. Barkay, “How to Commemorate the Holocaust: Ethnicity, Class and Education in Israel”, Politika: The Israeli Journal of Political Science, 1, June 1998, pp. 27-46 [Hebrew].

Massalha, M., I. Kaufman, and G. Levy. “Palestinian Youth in Israel: A New Generational Style of Activism?” In Protests and Generations: Legacies and Emergences in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean, edited by M. M. Ayyash and R. Hadj-Moussa, 27-54, 2017. Leiden: Brill.

G. Levy. Shas, the Ethnic Demon and Mizrahi Politics. In The Israeli Elections 2013 (M. Shamir ed.) Jerusalem: Israeli Democracy Institute. 2015. 195-224 [Hebrew; English version by Transaction, pp. 157-179; refereed)

G. Levy. Contested Citizenship of the Arab Spring and Beyond. Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies (E. Isin P. Nyers eds.) London & NY: Routledge. 2014, 23-37.

G. Levy and M. Massalha. "Yaffa is Yaffa: Choice, Identity and Place in Yaffa, the Arab Democratic School" in Practices of Difference in Israeli Education: A view from Below. (edited by Y. Yonah, N. Mizrahi, Y. Feniger). Jerusalem & TA: Van-Leer Institute and HaKibbutz Hameuchad (peer reviewed; in Hebrew). 2013, 225-257.

G. Levy, “Transgressions: A Mizrahi Perspective”, in Y. Yonah, Y. Naaman, D. Machlev (eds.) Rainbow of Opinions: A Mizrahi Agenda for Israel. Jerusalem: November Books. 2007, 47-54 [Hebrew].

G. Levy, "Education", in U. Ram & N. Berkovitch (eds.), In/Equality, (Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press), 2006, 181-188. [Hebrew]

G. Levy and Ishak Saporta, "Social History and Pre-vocational Education in Israel", in G. Aboutboul et. al. (eds.) Mizrahi Voices: Towards a New Discourse on Israeli Society and Culture, (Tel-Aviv: Masada), 2005, 282-293 [Hebrew].

Orna Sasson-Levy and G. Levy, "'Combat is Best' - For whom? Republican Socialisation, Class and Ethnicity in Israel", in H. Gor (ed.) Militarism in Education, (Tel-Aviv: Babel Publishers), 2005, 220-244 [Hebrew]

Michael Shalev and G. Levy, "The Winners and Losers of 2003: Ideology, Social Structure and Political Change", in Elections in Israel, 2003, M. Shamir & A. Arian, (eds.) [Hebrew: 2004, The Israel Democracy Institute; English: 2005, Transaction Publishers] (refereed)

G. Levy and Ze’ev Emmerich, “Shas and the ‘Ethnic Phantom’”, in Y. Peled (ed.), Shas: The Challenge of Israeliness, (Tel-Aviv: Yediot Ahronot Books & Chemed Books), 2001. 126-158 [Hebrew] (peer-reviewed)

Levy, Gal. Secularism, Religion and the Status Quo, in Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology. in Jack Barbalet et al. (eds.). Anthem Press, 2011. 95-122.

G. Levy. The Challenge of Citizenship: Arabs, Foreigners, Israelis. Alpayim 34, Nov. 2009 238-260 [Hebrew].

"The New Mizrahi Narrative (by Arie Kizel), The Public Sphere 11, 2016, pp. 151-157 [Hebrew]

"Citizenship, Education and Social Conflict (eds. H. A. Alexander, H. Pinson & Y. Yonah)" Citizenship Teaching and Learning 10:3, 2015, 329-31.

"In Concrete Boxes: Mizrahi Women in the Israeli Periphery (by Pnina Mutzafi-Haller)" The Public Sphere 8 (2014), 168-173 [Hebrew]

"Land and Desire in Early Zionism. (by Boaz Neumann)" The Public Sphere 4, (winter) 2010, 177-182 (with D. Kaplan) [Hebrew]

"Migrants and Workers: The Political Economy of Labour Migration in Israel. (by A. Kemp and R. Raijman)" International Sociology Review of Books 24:2, 2009, 238-241.

"Imagined Peace, Discourse of War: The Failure of Leadership, Politics and Democracy in Israel, 1992-2006 (by Lev Grinberg)" The Public Sphere 2, 2008, 206-210 [Hebrew]

"Is Israel One?: Religion, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism Confounded (by E. Ben Rafael and Y. Peres)" Israeli Sociology, 9:1, 2007, 194-197 [Hebrew]

"The Politics of Ethnicity in Settler Societies (by D. Pearson)" Nations and Nationalism, 11:4, 2005, 647-8.

"Mizrahim in Israel: A Critical Observation into Israel’s Ethnicity (edited by H. Hever, Y. Shenhav & P. Motzafi-Haller)" Israeli Sociology, 5:2, 2003, 456-461 [Hebrew]

To Do Things Different: A Model for a Well-ordered Society - The Social Protest 2011-12 (ed. Y. Yonah & A. Spivak)  - member of the team that wrote the education chapter. pp. 339-374

M. Massalha and G. Levy. "Choosing Yaffa", Panim, 46 2009 [Hebrew].

G. Levy, "On Change and Continuity: Shinui and the Lost Secular Revolution", The Public Sphere: Tel Aviv journal of political science, 1 (Fall) 2007. pp. 135-147 [Hebrew].

Iris Jerby and G. Levy, Israel: The Socio-economic Gap, (Jerusalem: The Israeli Democracy Institute), 2000 [Hebrew]

T. Barkay and G. Levy, “Kedma School”, in 50 To 48: Critical Moments in the History of the State of Israel, (Jerusalem/T-A: Van-Leer and Ha-Kibbutz ha-meuchad), 1999 [Hebrew]

G. Levy and I. Saporta, “The Historiography of Education in Israel: Writing from ‘Above’, Writing from ‘Below’”, Proceedings of The Conference on Research in Education and its Implementation in a Changing World, 25-27 October 2000, pp. 539-542 [Hebrew]

Didactic Introduction to Reader for an MA course Introduction to Globalisation Studies

Developing an MA course Citizenship: Comparative perspectives

Study Guide for MA course on Citizenship: Comparative perspectives

Editing of an anthology for the course Citizenship: Comparative perspectives

Developing an advanced BA course Citizenship: Theory and Politics

Study Guide for an undergraduate course on Citizenship: Theory and Politics

Editing of an anthology for the course Citizenship: Theory and Politics

Study Guide for an undergraduate course Political Sociology

The Return to Ethnicity: Between Nation-State and Ethnic-Society
The British Sociological Association The University of Reading, 1-4 April 1996

Kedma: Ethnicity and the Israeli Education System
The Association for Israel Studies, Boston University, 1-3 June 1996 (a joint paper)

Ethnicity for Citizenship: The Politics and Practice of Ethnicity
Brave New World: Political Theory at the Millennium, University of Manchester, 19-20 June 1996

Ethnicity and Education: Some Historical Reflections
The Association for Israel Studies, Emory University, 21-23 June 1997

Between Universal Education and Zionist Particularism: The 1953 state education act
The Israeli Association of Political Science, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 4 June 1998

From Mamlakhtiyut to Excellence in Education: The Invisibility of Mizrahi Jews in the Construction of State Education. The Association for Israel Studies, American University, 23-25 May 1999

Stretching the Rules and Boundaries of the Democratic Game in Israel: The Case of Shas
The Association for Israel Studies, Tel-Aviv University, 25-27 June 2000 (Joint paper)

Constructing Ethnic Boundaries: The Israeli Educational Policy and the Making of a Nation
The Joint Princeton-Columbia Graduate Student Workshop, Princeton University, 29 Sep-1 Oct, 2000

The 1970 Reform in Arab Education
The Israeli Sociological Society, Haifa University, 11-12 February 2002

Between Integration and Privatisation in Education: Some Critical Aspects
The Israeli Association for the Study of the History of Education, Bar-Ilan University, 13 June 2002

Between Ethnonationalism and Citizenship: The Reform in Arab Education in Israel
The Midwest Political Science Association
Panel 10-5: Comparative Race/Ethnic Conflict, Chicago, 3-6 April 2003

Labour Migrants in Israel: Re-Defining the Limits and Scope of Education
The 23rd GIF Conference: Labour Migration in the Global Market: The German and the Israeli Experience
Berlin, 17-19 December 2003

New Israelis? Labour Migrants and the Boundaries of Citizenship
The Israeli Political Science Association, Ben Gurion University, 24 March 2004

Ethnicity and History in A D Smith’s Theory of Nationalism
14th ASEN Annual Conference, London School of Economics, 24 April 2004 (With E. Ringmar)

Labour Migrants Education: Re-shaping of the Israeli Ethnospace?
The Association for Israel Studies, The Hebrew University, 14-16 June 2004

Education for Citizenship among Labour Migrants Children: Does Gender Count?
The Women’s Studies Association: Feminism Contesting Globalization, Dublin, 8-10 July 2004

Class voting amongst non-Arabs in the 2006 Elections
The Israeli Political Science Association, The Open University, 15 June 2006 (with M. Shalev)

Democracy and Colonialism: or, can a Jewish democracy endure?
The IPSA XX World Conference Fukuoka, Japan 9-14 July 2006

Labour migrant children in an Israeli school: Between the home and the host countries
The British Sociological Association, University of East London, 12-14 April 2007

Democracy in an Ethnicised Society
The Israeli Political Science Association, Western Galilee College, 31 May 2007

Becoming Citizens of Yaffa: Motivations and Agency in the Case of Yaffa School
The Association for Israel Studies, The Open University, 11-13 June 2007 (with Dr. M. Massalha)

A Lost Decade, or, where has the Mizrahi Narrative gone since the 1990s?
The Association for Israel Studies, New York University, 19-21 May 2008
Did the 2006 Elections Normalize Class Voting in Israel?
First ISA Forum of Sociology, Barcelona, Spain 5-8 September 2008 (with Prof. M. Shalev)

Ethnicity and the Challenge of Citizenship in Israel
Poster presented at The Research Day, The Open University, Israel, 5 February 2009

Official Educational Discourses on teaching the Israeli-Arab Conflict
The Association for Israel Studies, Sapir College, 1-3 June 2009 (co-authored)

The Potential for a Political Resurgence of Laborism: Class Voting in Israel 1999-2009
SASE 21 Annual Meeting, Sciences Po Paris, 16-18 July 2009 (co-authored with M Shalev)

The 2009 elections and the "death of the left": Class voting in Israel 1999-2009
AIS sponsored panel "The Israeli Elections of 2009: Continuity or Change?"
APSA Meeting, Toronto 3-6 September 2009 (with Prof. M. Shalev)

The Mizrahi decade: Is it really lost?
The Israeli Sociological Society, Western Galilee College, 15-16 February 2010

Peace as Surprise, Peace as disturbance
A Sociological Perspective on Education and Inequality, The Open University, 21 March 2010

State, Religion and Israeli Citizenship: Whose hindering who?
XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, RC22 Sociology of Religion, Gothenburg, 11-17 July 2010

Making a difference: Parents in alternative Arab education and their conception of schooling in Israel
XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, RC03 Education, Gothenburg, 11-17 July 2010 (with M. Massalha)

We fixed Immanuel, what about the state? On ethnic and class boundaries in education
Following Immanuel, Mini conference at Van Leer Institute, 21 July 2010

School culture and Peace Education: Analytical considerations based on the Israeli experience
Session 2: Culture, peace and conflict resolution, European Sociological Association,
Milan 7-9 Oct 2010

Learning to become Activist Citizens: Alternative Educational Initiatives in the Arab Society in Israel
Education and Citizenship in a Globalising World Institute of Education,
London 19-20 November 2010 (with M. Massalha)

Religious Parallel Economies: A-Cosmic Brotherhood or Ethno-Religious Solidarity
31st ISSR Conference Aix-en-Provence, France, 30 June – 3 July 2011 (with Dr. S Fischer)

Between Two Squares: Citizenship unbound in (a new?) Middle East.
Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship, Open University, UK, Symposium on 'Citizenship after Orientalism', 6-11 February, 2012 (with D. Kaplan)

Social Protest and Ideological-Political Rift: The 2011 Social Protest in the eyes of the Palestinian citizens of Israel. ASEAN Annual Conference, LSE, 27-29 March 2012 (with I. Kaufman & M. Massalha)

The Challenge of teaching about citizenship in Israeli elementary schools
The Association for Israel Studies Haifa University, 25-27 June 2012 (with M. Massalha)

Citizenship unbound: The Arab Spring as seen from without and within
22nd IPSA World Congress, Madrid, 8-12 July, 2012 (with D. Kaplan)

Whose party is it anyway? Shas and the question of Mizrahi representation
APSA 2012, New Orleans,30 Aug – 2 Sep. 2012.

Redrawing internal boundaries: The 2011 Social Protest in the eyes of the Palestinian citizens of Israel
Relocating Borders: A Comparative Approach, EastBord Net, Berlin 11-13 January, 2013

Citizenship (re-)constructed: New Spaces for New Politics
RSCAS – 14th Mediterranean Research Meeting, Mersin, Turkey, 20-23 March 2013

The Ethnic Demon in Israeli elections
Elections after the Protest: What is absent from the 19th Knesset elections' agenda? The Open University 16 January 2013

An End to Political Community: The Global Social Protest and the Future of Citizenship
Workshop on Political Community at Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) University of Aberdeen, 25-26 June 2013

(Not?) Breaking the silence of teaching citizenship: Between Localized and National Discourses of Citizenship in Arab-Israeli Schools, European University Cyprus in Nicosia, 11-12 October 2013 (Levy et. al.)

Acts of Citizenship in the aftermath of the 2011 Protests
Israeli Political Science Association annual meeting, Ben Gurion University, 8 May 2014

Beyond the Official Version? Israeli Teachers' Perspectives on Citizenship Education
RC04 Sociology of Education, ISA, Yokohama, Japan 13-19 July 2014 (Massalha et. al.)

Diversity, Segregation and the Prospects of Multi-Ethnic Education: Narratives of Israeli Educators
RC04 Sociology of Education, ISA, Yokohama, Japan 13-19 July 2014 (Levy and Saporta)

Stretching the Boundaries of Citizenship? Palestinian Citizens of Israel during and after the 2011 Social Protest, 8TH ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, 3-6 September 2014

“The Other is me” or “I am the Other”: Educators in the Negev talk on diversity, segregation and multi-ethnic education. Not in My Back Yard: Inter-cultural Inclusion in Educational Systems and in Society.
Bet Berl College, 7-8 January 2015.

Framing the Arab Spring: Israeli mass media and its lacking conception of citizenship.
MPSA, Chicago, USA. 17 April 2015 (Levy and Kaplan).

Contested citizenship of the Arab spring and beyond.
MPSA, Chicago, USA. 18 April 2015.

The Challenge of citizenship after the Arab spring The Arab Spring in a Global Context, Iowa University, USA. 30 April – 2 May 2015

The Challenge of Super Diversity in Israeli Schools. Pedagogical Challenges: Educating for peace in Cyprus and Israel, European University Cyprus & Open University Israel,
Nicosia 22 May 2015 (Saporta and Levy)

Informal ways for Patriotic pedagogy: the case of Palestinians in Israel. Pedagogical Challenges: Educating for peace in Cyprus and Israel, European University Cyprus & Open University Israel,
Nicosia 22 May 2015 (Massalha and Levy)

The Struggle for Public Housing in Israel and New Trajectories for Citizenship. HOUSED by CHOICE, HOUSED by  FORCE - Homes, Conflicts and Conflicting Interests. Architecture_MPS, University of Cyprus; Cyprus Institute, 21-2 January 2016 (accepted)

Between Shaking the Tree and Rocking the Boat: The Not-Nice, Protest and Radical Democracy in Israel ISS – Israel Sociology Society annual conference, Tel Aviv-Jaffa 25-6 January 2016

After the Arab Spring: A new generational style for patriotism among Arab-Palestinian youth in Israel. MPSA 2016 (Massalha and Levy; accepted)

Citizen Participation beyond Protest: The Struggle for Public Housing in Israel and New Trajectories for Citizenship, MPSA 2016 (accepted)

The Struggle for Public Housing in Israel and New Trajectories for Citizenship. BSA Annual Conference. Aston University, Birmingham, 6-8 April 2016

The Resurgence of the Political: Rebellion in the City. How to Do It: Creating Bottom up Political Participation, Kings College London, 9-10 April 2016 (Tzin and Levy)

From Silent Citizenship to Protest: The Movement for Public Housing and Activist Citizenship post 2011. BSA Citizenship Study Group and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Citizenship: Political Citizenship and Social Movements, University of Portsmouth, 27-28 June 2016

From Silent Citizenship to Protest: The Movement for Public Housing and Radical Democracy post 2011
The Israeli Sociology Society, Annual Meeting 30-31 January 2017 (in Hebrew)

Citizens(hip) Apart: Palestinian and Jewish Teachers Talk about Teaching Citizenship in Israeli Elementary Schools, American Sociological Association annual conference, Montreal, August 2017

From Silenced Citizenship to Voice: How the Struggle for Public Housing Reshapes Citizenship in post 2011 Israel ECPR General Conference Oslo, September 2017

2014
Is there a place for peace education? Some Thoughts on Political Education Keynote address at the Association of Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) Cyprus, 29-30 March 2014

Striving for Citizenship, WIP Seminar, CRASSH Cambridge University, 27 November 2017

Citizenship in Crisis in Contemporary Israel, A public talk at the invitation of the Jewish Studies Program, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS, 23 August 2017

The Struggle for Public Housing in Israel: New Trajectories for Citizenship. Paper presented at the John Harvard Seminar, CRASSH, Cambridge University, 4-5 July 2016

Colloquium on “Culture of Language: The Role of Israeli Culture in the Hebrew Language Classroom”
Institute for the Advancement of Hebrew, Middlebury College, 19-20 April 2015

Citizenship Acts and Political Activism in Israel after the Arab Spring
Rohatym Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College, 23 January 2015

Contested Citizenship of the Arab Spring and Beyond
The Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania, 24 November 2014

And this is also the history of the Status Quo: Citizenship and Religion and that which is in between
The Open University, The Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, 10 July 2013

On the Privatisation of Education through Legal Means in Israel (discussant)
The Open University, The Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies, 2 June 2013

Civics vs. Citizenship Education
The Open University, The teaching of Citizenship and Politics, 17 June 2012

Alternative Education in the Arab Society in Israel
School of Education, The Hebrew University, 12 March 2012 (with M. Massalha)

Alternative Educational Initiatives in the Arab Society in Israel
Department of Education, Ben Gurion University, 7 December 2010 (with M. Massalha)

Judaism, citizenship and the state
International Conference on Religion & the State, UWS, Sydney, Australia, 18-19 July 2009

Models of Citizenship
Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, Open University, 29 Dec 2008

Ethnicity and the Challenge of Citizenship in Israel
The Political Science Department, University of Haifa, 19 April 2008

To be an Israeli-Arab: Educational reforms and Identity Politics
The Open University, Israel – invited lecture for the "Research Day", 2 February 2006

Post-Zionism and the (re-)rise of Ethnicity
Across the Border: A series of talks to Palestinians and Israelis, A yearly lecture (2006-08)

From Minorities to Israeli Arabs
The Middle East Institute of Columbia University, Chair: Prof. R. Khalidi. 14 April 2005

Educational Reforms and Social Boundaries
The School of Education, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 22 December 2004

19 From Integration to Identity Politics
Department of Education, University of Haifa, 25 March 2002

2017, Open University
Striving for citizenship, Writing grant (NIS 120,000)
2016, Open University
Democratic Activism in a New Pace: From Silent Citizenship to Protest after 2011 (NIS 21,000)
2014, Open University
Diversity, segregation and the prospects of multi-ethnic education: Israeli Educators in the Negev Periphery (NIS 40,000)
2013, Open University
Civil Society and Social Protest in the Urban Space: The Case of Shapira Neighbourhood in Tel Aviv, Israel (NIS 72,000)
2012, NYU GRI
Our Shared Past: The Mediterranean from regional and local perspectives (w/J. Lezra, NYU; A. Jacobson MIT; N. Lafi ZMO-Berlin)
2011-2012, Open University
Arabian Acts of citizenship (with D. Kaplan) (NIS 30,000)
2011-2012, Open University
The Arab citizens and the Social Protest (with I. Kaufman & M. Massalha) (NIS 30,000)
2009-2011 Israel Science Foundation
  Alternative Education: Towards a new Arab Educational Space (NIS 303,000)
2007, Tami Steinmetz Centre for Peace Research
Socialization for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in a Conflict-ridden society - Theoretical and Practical Aspects.
2006, Open University
Education and Conflict in Israel: The interplay of discourse and practice in a divided society
2006, Open University
Class Voting in the elections to the 17th Knesset
2005-2008, Ministry of Science
Alternative Arab Education
2005-2006, Open University
Labour Migrant Children's Education
2003, Open University
Israel's policy towards Arab
2001-2002, Tel Aviv University
Post-doctoral fellowship (Vatat)

G. Levy (PI), "We are democracy": Urban Citizenship and Political Subjectivity after 2011.
ISF 563/16, declined.

Reclaimed Urbanities: Political Activism and Citizenship after 2011, EURIAS 2015-2016 Fellowships. 2014; declined.

Contribution towards submission of a COST action: EnetScope - European Network For Social Cohesion and Peace through Education. 2015; declined at stage 2.

J. Lezra, M. Tlili, L. Wolff NYU; A. Jacobson MIT; N. Lafi ZMO-Berlin; G. Levy. “Our Shared Past: The Mediterranean from regional and local perspectives”, submitted to the British Council and SSRC, 2012 (declined) (supported by GRI-NYU).

H. Pinson, G. Levy (PIs) H. Kupermintz, Z. Gross (CIs). “Education and Conflict in Israel: The interplay of discourse and practice in a divided society”, ISF, 2006. Grade: V. Good.

G. Levy. "Marginalised Youth in a Global City: Moral Panic in New Times". Submitted to the Research Exchange Programme, The British Council, July 2008 declined

  • Master Degrees
    a. Tami Oren (2009) Democracy Studies, Open University
    (co-supervisor: Dr. Z. Rosenhek) * Prize for the best MA thesis awarded by the Israeli Political Science Association (2010)
    b. Gal Amir (2011) Democracy Studies, Open University
    (co-supervisor: Prof. Y. Peled) 
     Post-doctoral fellows
    c. Eran Tzin (2013-14) Open University
  • Course co-ordinator and instructor, The Open University:
     * Citizenship: Theory and Politics (BA course)
     * Introduction to Globalization Studies (MA course)
     * Citizenship: Comparative perspectives (MA Seminar)
     * The Welfare State: Citizenship, Rights & Resource Distribution (MA course)
     * Political Sociology (BA course) (2004-2014)
     * Democracy in Israel - Selected Issues (MA course) (2002-2014)
  • Kansas University (2014-15)
    Topics in Jewish Studies: Contemporary Israeli Politics (Fall)
    Topics in Jewish Studies: Everyday Life in Modern Israel (Fall & Spring)
    Citizenship and Urban Political Activism: A Comparative Perspective (Spring)
  • Middlebury College, VT
     Society, culture and politics in Israel
  • 1998-2008 Adjunct Lecturer
    (in major Israeli Universities)
    Lecturer
    Alma College for Hebrew Culture
  • 1990-2002 Instructor and Teaching Assistant (select years)
    Tel-Aviv University, Department of Political Science
    The Open University, Beit Berl College
    Courses, Workshops and Seminars taught:
    Taught both required and elective courses
  • 1989 1994 Research Assistant
    Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studies (now INSS), Tel-Aviv University

2014-2018 The John Harvard Colloquium Topographies of Citizenship, CRASSH, (Prof.  S. Goldhill, Cambridge University)

2013-2017 Living Together - Minerva Institute (Dr. R. Zreik, Tel Aviv University)

2013  Alternative Arab Education (co-chair with Dr. M. Massalha; Open University)

2011-2012 The state in the perspective of education (co-chair with Prof. Y. Yonah, Van Leer Institute)

2011 Religion and Class in Israel (chair: Dr. S. Fischer, Van Leer Institute)

2005-2008 Civic Education (chairs: Prof. H.A. Alexander, Dr. H. Pinson, Van Leer Institute)

2005-2007 Israeli society (chair: Prof. S. N. Eisenstadt, Van Leer Institute)

2004-2006 Critical perspectives on education (chairs: Prof. Y. Yonah Dr. N. Mizrahi, Van Leer Institute)