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Mimi Ajzenstadt, Professor

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The Open University of Israel One University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 4353701, Israel
Office:09-7782200 Fax:09-7782642

Current Position
President, The Open University of Israel

1992-1994
Post-doctoral fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the
Department of Sociology and the Institute of Criminology, the Faculty of Law,
sociology of law, sociology of deviance.
1985-1992
Ph.D. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Criminology.
1980-1984
M.A. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Criminology.
1981-1982
Teaching Certificate, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Arabic language
1977-1980
B.A. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Education, Arabic Language.

2012- current - Full Professor, the Institute of Criminology, the Faculty of Law and
the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare.

2007-2012 -  Associate Professor, the Institute of Criminology, the Faculty of Law
and the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare.

2002-2007 -  Senior Lecturer, the Institute of Criminology, the Faculty of Law and the
Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare.

1994-2002 -  Lecturer, the Institute of Criminology, the Faculty of Law and the Paul
Baerwald School of Social Work.

Summer, 2011 -  Visiting Professor, Cambridge University. England.

Summer, 2010 -  Visiting Professor. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

2005 - 2006 -  Visiting Professor. University of Maryland, Maryland, USA.

Winter, 2000 -  Visiting Scholar. Stockholm University, Sweden.

Fall 1999 -  Visiting Scholar. Yale University, New-Haven Connecticut,
U.S.A., Law School.

1989-1991-  Associate Lecturer. Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada,
School of Criminology.

2014- current -  Dean, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work & Social
Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2017- current -  Director, CDEL Centre (Centre for the study of the Dignified
End of Life), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2010- 2014 -   Provost, Rothberg International School, The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem.

2013 – 2014 -   Member, Screening Committee, The department of
International Relations. The Hebrew University.

2009-2013 -  Chair, Screening Committee, the Paul Baerwald School
of Social Work and Social Welfare.

2005-2014 -   Member, Advisory Committee, the Hebrew University
President's Advisor on the Status of Women.

2011-2012 -   Member, the Committee for University Ranking.

2009-2010 -   Member, Screening Committee, the Federman School of
Public Policy and Government, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2007 – 2010 -   Director, The Lafer Center for Gender Research and Women's
Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2009-2010 -   Director, The Institute of Criminology, The Faculty of Law,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2006- 2009 -   Vice Director, The Institute of Criminology, The Faculty of
Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2009- current -   Member, Academic Committee, The Halbert Centre of Canadian
Studies.

2009 -  Chair, Ethics Committee, Faculty of Law.

2001- 2009 -  Academic Chair, The Schweitzer Fund for Legal and Social
Work Community Advocacy, School of Social Work and
Social Welfare.

2003-2005 -  Member, Post-doctoral Awards Committee, Ginsburg Fund,
The Social Sciences Faculty. The Hebrew University.

2003-2009 -  Member, Academic Committee, Clinical Legal Aid Education,
Faculty of Law. The Hebrew University.

2005-2010 -  Chair, Admissions Committee, Institute of Criminology.

2016- current
Editor of Megamot, Behavioral Sciences Journal (Hebrew)
2003- current
Associate Editor, The Journal of Experimental Criminology.
2012-2014
Member, Executive Board, Ashkelon College
2011- 2015
Member, Editorial Board of the European Journal of
Criminology.
2007- current
Associate Editor, Israeli Criminology.
2011-current
Member, Editorial Board, Meegdareem: Gender and
Feminism. (Hebrew)
2003-2009
Member, Editorial Board, Israel Law Review.
2003- 2006
Book review editor, Israel Law Review.

2013- 2015 -  President, Israeli Law and Society Association.

2013- 2015 -  Member, Israeli Science Foundation, Post-doctoral
Committee for the Social Sciences.

2010-current -  Member, the Board of the Israeli Association of Criminology.

2009-current - Member, the Prison Authority, Research Committee.

1998-1999 -  Member, the Sub Committee for Security and Safety, the Central
Bureau of Statistics, Israel.

1999 –2000 -  Member, the Academic Steering Committee for Hostel of
Delinquent Girls, Jerusalem.

2017 -   Co-Chair, International Research Roundtable on “Socio-Cultural
Integration and Inclusion”, The Hong Kong Polytechnic
University, Hong Kong.

2014 -   Co-Chair, International Workshop: Civil Society and the Welfare
State at the Age of New Public Governance: A cross National
Exploration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2011 -   Co-Chair, the International Joint Workshop: Comparison of
Welfare States between Korea and Israel. Chungnam National
University, Daejeon, Korea.

2009 -   Chair, International Conference Workshop: Political Violence,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2008 -   Chair, International Workshop, Gender, Children and Families in
Mediterranean Welfare States, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2007 -   Chair, International Workshop The Legal Tender of Gender:
International Perspectives on Welfare Law, State Policies and
the Regulation of Women’s Poverty. Ontai, Spain.

2005 -   Chair, International Conference, Evidence-based Policy:
International Perspectives. Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem.

2004 -   Chair, International Conference, Juvenile Justice in a Changing
Society. Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2003 -   Chair, Social Workers, Lawyers and Social Change. School of
Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2000 -   Chair, International Conference Women in the Welfare State.
School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2009
Mildred and Benjamin Berger Chair in Criminology
2007
Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Social Work and Social Welfare,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2003
Lionel Cohen Senior Lectureship in Law, The Faculty of Law,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1996-2000
Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Social Work and Social
Welfare, The Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1996-1997
​Golda Meir fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1966
Birk Prize, the Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1992-1994
Outstanding Teaching Award, The Department of Sociology,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1988-1991
Scholarship for outstanding achievement in Doctoral Studies,
Simon Fraser University.
1987
The President’s Scholarship, Simon Fraser University.
1983
Judge Kassan Scholarship, the Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University
in Jerusalem.
1982
The Dean’s List, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Doctoral Dissertation
The Medical-Moral Economy of Regulations: Alcohol Legislation in B.C., 1871-1925.
Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Adviser: John Lowman

Ajzenstadt, Mimi, Soffer, Michal and Steinberg Odeda (2010) In the Prison I Rest: Women
Behind the Prison Walls. Tel-Aviv: Hakibutz Hameuhad, Kav Adom Series.
(Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (eds.) (2010). Children, Families and Women in the welfare
Mediterranean Countries. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (eds.) (2009). Access to Social Justice in Israel. Jerusalem:
The Taub Centre for the Study of Social Policy in Israel (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Guy Mundlak (eds.) (2008) Empowerment on Trial. Tel-Aviv: Tel-
Aviv University, Nevo (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (1996) “The Privatization of Personal Services.” In: Yossi Katan (ed.)
Personal Services in Israel. Jerusalem: The Center for the Study of Social Policy
in Israel. (Hebrew). Pp.189-210.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (1998) “The Study of Crime and Social Control: Theoretical
Observations.” In: Robbie Friedman (ed.) Crime and Criminal Justice in Israel.
Sunny Press. Pp: 3-25.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (1999) “Constructing Juvenile Delinquency: The Socio-Legal Control
of Young Offenders in Israel, 1930-1975.” In: A. Jokinen, K. Juhlia and T. Poso
(eds.). Constructing Social Work Practices. Aldershot: Ashgate. Pp. 193-214.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (1999) “Women, Violence Against.” In: Kurtz, Lester (ed.)
Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict. San Diego CAL: Academic Press.
Pp. 813-826. Revised for 2nd edition, Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, &
Conflict, 2008. Pp: 2468-2481.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2001) “Criminological Discourse and Civil Society in Israel, 1948-
1968. In: Alfredo Mordechai and Andrea Zanotti (eds.) Developments in
European, Italian and Israeli Law. Milano: Dott. A. Giuffre` Editore. Pp. 461-472.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2002) “Racializing Prohibitions: Alcohol Laws and Racial/Ethnic
Minorities in British Columbia, 1871-1927.” In: John McLaren, Robert Menzies and
Dorothy E. Chunn (eds.). Regulating Lives: Historical Essays on the State, Society, the
Individual, and the Law. Vancouver, U.B.C. Press. Pp. 97-119.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Guy Mundlak (2008) "Empowerment on Trial." In: Mimi Ajzenstadt
and Guy Mundlak (eds.). Empowerment on Trial. Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University,
Nevo (Hebrew). Pp. 9-53.

Gal, John, Michael Shalev and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2009) "Universal Take-Ups in the
National Security System: An Empirical Examination." In: Access to Social Justice in
Israel. Jerusalem: The Taub Centre for the Study of Social Policy in Israel (Hebrew).
Pp. 187-224.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (2009) "Introduction: Access to Social Justice in Israel." In:
Mimi Ajzenstadt and John Gal (eds.). Access to Social Justice in Israel. Jerusalem:
The Taub Centre for the Study of Social Policy in Israel (Hebrew). Pp. 11-27.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Vered Ben-David (2009) "Access to Justice and the Internet." In:
Mimi Ajzenstadt and John Gal (eds.). Access to Social Justice in Israel. Jerusalem:
The Taub Centre for the Study of Social Policy in Israel (Hebrew). Pp. 341-375.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2010) "Children, Families and Women in the Israeli State: 1888-2008."
In: Mimi Ajzenstadt and John Gal (eds.).Children, Families and Women in the welfare
Mediterranean Countries. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Pp. 143-163.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2010). The Jewish Women's Equal Rights Association
of Palestine and its Struggle to Establish the Role of "Mother of the Family' in Pre-
State Israel, 1919-1948." In: Eyal Katvan, Margalit Shilo and Ruth Halperin-Kadari
(eds.). One Law for Man and Woman: Women, Rights and Law in Mandatory
Palestine. Ramt-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press (Hebrew). Pp.57-85.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2010) "Women in the Workforce in the Context of
Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Israel." In: Shelley A.M. Gavigan and Dorothy E.
Chunn. (Eds.) The Legal Tender of Gender: Law, Welfare and the Regulation of
Women's Poverty. Oxford: Hart. Pp. 123-141.

Jonathan, Tal, Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Weisburd, David (2010). Israel.In
M. K. Nalla (Volume ed.) and G. R. Newman (General ed.), Crime and Punishment
around the World: Volume 1- Africa and the Middle East. Santa Barbara, California:
ABC-CLIO. Pp. 283-297.

Ajzenstadt Mimi (2014)" Youth justice in Israel." In: Michael Tonry
(ed.). Oxford Handbooks Online in Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York:
Oxford University Press.
http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935383.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199935383-e-011?print=pdf

Ajzenstadt Mimi (2016) "Qualitative data in systematic reviews" In:
David Weisburd and David Farrington (eds.) What Works in Crime Prevention and
Rehabilitation? Lessons from Systematic
Reviews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 237-259.

Wilson David and Ajzenstadt Mimi (eds.) Policing Research (2011). A special issue of the
Journal of Experimental Criminology. Volume 7, Number 4.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Brian Burtch (1990) “Medicalization and Regulation of
Alcoholism: The Professions and Disciplinary Measures.” International Journal of
Law and Psychiatry. 13 (1-2): 127-147.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (1994) “The Changing Image of the State: The Case of Alcohol
Regulations in British Columbia. The Canadian Journal of Sociology. 4: 441-460.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Brian Burtch (1994) “The Idea of Alcoholism: Changing Perceptions
of Alcoholism and Treatment in British Columbia, 1870-1988.” Health and Canadian
Society Journal. 2(1): 9-34.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (1995) “Cycles of Control: Alcohol Regulation and the Construction of
Gender Role, British Columbia 1870-1925.” International Journal of Canadian Studies.
11, Spring: 101-120.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Odeda Steinberg (1995) “The Elasticity of the Law: Treating Girls in
Distress in Israel through the Shadow of the Law.” The British Journal of
Criminology. 35(2): 236-247.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Odeda Steinberg (1997) “The Feminization of the Female Offender.”
The Journal of Women and Criminal Justice. 8(4): 57-77.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Zeev Rosenhek (2000) “Privatization and new Modes of State
Intervention: The Long-Term Care Program in Israel.” Journal of Social Policy. 29(2):
247-262.

Aviram, Uri, Zvia Admon, Mimi Ajzenstadt, and Arlene Kanter (2000) “Change and
Preservation in Mental Health Legislation in Israel: The Legislative Process of Israel’s
new Mental Health Law.” Mishaptim, 31(1): 145-191 (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2001) "The Construction of Juvenile Delinquency in Light of Normality,
Palestine 1922-1944.” Megamot. 41(1-2): 71-96. (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (2001) “Appearances can be deceptive: Gender in the Israeli
Welfare State.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society.
8(3): 292-324.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Odeda Steinberg (2001) “Never mind the Law: Legal Discourse and
Rape Reform in Israel.” Affilia - Journal of Women and Social Work. 16(3): 337-359.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi, Uri Aviram, Moshe Kalian, and Arlene Kanter Arlene (2001)
“Involuntary Outpatient Commitment in Israel: Treatment or Control?” International
Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 24:637-657.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Gabriele Cavaglion (2002).“The Sexual Body of the Young Jew as an
Arena of Ideological Struggle: 1821-1948.” Symbolic Interaction. 25(1): 93-116.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2002) “Crime, Social Control and the Process of Social Classification:
Juvenile Delinquency/Justice Discourse in Israel, 1948-1970.” Social Problems. 49
(4)::585-604.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Gabriele Cavaglion (2003-2004) "Sociological Perspectives on the
Origins of Child Abuse Legislation in Israel." Israel law Review. 37(1): 169-196.

Allan Borowski and Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2005) "A solution without a Problem: Judges'
Perspectives on the Impacts of the Introduction of Public Defenders on Israel's
Juvenile Courts." British Journal of Criminology. 45(2): 183-200.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2005) " Reactions to Juvenile Delinquency in Israel, 1950-1970: A Social
Narrative.'" Journal of Policy History. 17(4): 404-424.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Allan Borowski (2005) "Setting things straight: Probation Officers'
Perspectives on the Impacts of the Introduction of Public Defenders on Israel's
Juvenile Courts." Qualitative Social Work. Vol. 4(1): 33-50.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Gabriele Cavaglion (2005) " Stories about Child Sexual Abuse:
Textual Analysis of Instruction Manuals in Israel." Qualitative Sociology. 28(3): 255-
274.

Allan, Borowski, and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2007) "Achieving Justice for Children: Public
Defenders in Israel's Juvenile Courts." International Journal of Offender Therapy and
Comparative Criminology. 51: 191-211.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi, John Gal and Alon Shapira (2007) "Towards Evidence-Based Policy: A
Systematic Review of Programs dealing with Unemployment." Israeli Sociology. 9(1):
41-70. (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2007) "The Dangerousness of 'Risk'". Social Security. 75: 65-88.
(Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Barak Ariel (2008) "Terrorism and Risk Management: The Israeli
case." Punishment and Society. 10(4): 355–374.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2009) "The Relative Autonomy of Women Offenders' Decision-
Making." Theoretical Criminology. 13(2): 201-225.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2009) "Moral Panic and Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Single Mothers on
Welfare in Israel." British Journal of Criminology. 49(1): 68-87.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2009) "Judicialization, Neo-Liberalism and Foreign Workers in Israel."
International Review of Constitutionalism. 9(1): 107-133.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and David Bar-Gal (2010) "The Birth of the Paul Baerwald School of
Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1953-1958)". Society and Welfare.
30(1): 9-27. (Hebrew).

Soffer, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2010) "On Stigma and Otherness: Mirror
Representations of HIV/AIDS and Heart Disease in the Israeli Press." Qualitative
Health Research. 20 (8): 1033-1049.

Bar–Almog, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2010) "Women, Welfare and Civil Society
Organizations: Creating an Alternative Women’s Welfare Sphere in Israel". Social
Policy and Administration. 44(6): 673–688.

Soffer, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2010) "The Multidimensionality of 'Pains of
Imprisonment' among Incarcerated Women in Israel" Women and Health. 50(6):491-
505.

Fried, Bell and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2011) "Pathological Women Gamblers: Gender-Related
Aspects of Control." Sex Roles. 66:128-142. Impact Factor: 1.213.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Assaf Shapira (2012) "The Socio-Legal Construction of Otherness
under a Neo-Liberal Regime: The Case of Foreign Workers in the Israeli Criminal
Courts." British Journal of Criminology. 52: 685-704.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Mona Khoury-Kassabri (2012) "The Cultural Context of
Juvenile Justice Policy in Israel." Journal of Social Policy. 1-18.

Fried, Bell and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2012) "Securitization vs the yearning for peace in the
Israeli casino discourse." International Gambling Studies, 1-16.

Statland-Vaintraub, Olga, Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Mimi Ajzenstadt and Shabi Amedi
(2012) "Risk Factors for Involvement in Delinquency among Immigrants and Native-
Born Israeli Girls." Children and Youth Services Review. 34(10): 2052-2060.

Gal, John and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2013) "The Long Path from a Soup Kitchen to a Welfare
State in Israel." Journal of Policy History. 25(2): 240-263.

Kravets-Fenner, Yuliana, Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Mimi Ajzenstadt and Shabi Amedi,
(2013). "Risk Factors for Delinquency and Anti-Social Behavior among Adolescents
17treated by the Division of Att-Risk Youth. Society and Welfare. 33(1): 41-70.
(Hebrew).

Belle Gavriel-Fried, Einat Peled and Mimi Ajsenstadt (2015) Normative identity
construction among women diagnosed with a gambling disorder. American Journal
of Orthopsychiatry. 85(2):159-169.

Mimi Ajzenstadt and John Gal (2015) "Social Work and the Construction of Poverty in
Palestine in the 1930s. Journal of Qualitative Social Work. 14: 154-169.

Shomron Moyal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2015) "Judging Road-accidents in Israel.".
Mishpateem 14: 933-972 (Hebrew).

Fried, Bell and Mimi Ajzenstadt (forthcoming) "Peace and War Narratives in the Casino
Discourse in Israel. Megamot. (Hebrew).

Bar–Almog, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2015) "You feel that you bump into a wall and
you establish an NGO: Grassroots organizations, providing welfare services." Social
Security, 98: 97-128 (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (2001). Gender in the Israeli Welfare State. Jerusalem: The
Center for the Study of Social Policy in Israel. (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Barak Ariel (2006). Civil Legal Aid in Israel. Jerusalem: The School
of Social Work and Social Welfare. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2007). The Context of Decision-Making: The Case of Female Offenders.
The Jerusalem Criminal Justice Study Group, the Faculty of Law, the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Barak Ariel (2007). Counter-Terrorism Policy and Risk Management.
The Jerusalem Criminal Justice Study Group, the Faculty of Law, the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Noa Laor (2009). Parental Arrangements in the Labor Market: A
Comparative Review. The School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. (Hebrew).

John Gal, Mimi Ajzenstadt, Asher Ben-Arieh, Roni Holler and Nadine Zielinsky (2010)
Israeli Child Policy and Outcomes. OECD Social, Employment and Migration
Working Papers No. 104.
http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2010doc.nsf/LinkTo/NT00000EBE/$FILE/JT03280340.PDF.

Mimi Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Shomron Moyal (2013) Punishment of Traffic Offences. The
Public Safety Authority. (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2004). Saul Becker and Alan Bryman (eds.) Understanding Research for
Social Policy and Practice: Themes, Methods and Approaches. Social Security
(Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2000) Raffi Tohn: The Struggle for Women’s Rights: The Story of Sara
Thon. Welfare and Society. Vol. 50. No. 3:404-406 (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (1998) Eshed-Pelek: Psychology and No-man's Land. Welfare and Society.
18(3): 493-495 (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Robert Menzies (1991). Nikolas Rose: Governing the Soul: the Shaping
of the Private Self. The Canadian Journal of Sociology. Vol. 16. No.2:223-227.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (in press) Mira Barkai and Mili Mass: The Meanings of “Parental
Capability” and the “Best Interests of the Child.” Social Security. (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) “Social Control, Ethnicity and Illicit Drug Use.” Presented at the
International Seminar on Ethnicity and Social Change, Vancouver, University of British
Columbia,1987.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi. (lecture) “The Politics of Aids.” Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the
Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of Windsor, June, 1988.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Janet Giltrow. (lecture) “Understanding the Text of Prohibition:
Discourse Analysis as a Means of Exploring Community Membership.” Presented at the
Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, Illinois, November, 1988.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi. (lecture) “An Historical Analysis of A Moral Panic: Perceptions of
Excessive Drinking in British Columbia, Canada.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the
American Society of Criminology, Reno, Nevada, November, 1989.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi. (lecture) “The Development of a Quasi-Market System in Israel.” Presented
at the ESRC Quasi-Markets Research Seminar, London School of Economics. London
September, 1994.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) “Social Control and the Welfare State: Discipline and Regulations
in Israel, 1930-1970.” Presented at the International Conference on Law and Society, Glasgow,
Scotland, 1996.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) “The Implementation of Rape Laws in Israel.” Presented at the
Drapkin Symposium: Women: Victimization, Crime and Social Control, Faculty of Law, The
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, January 1997.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) “Constructing Juvenile Delinquency: The Socio-Legal Control of
Young Offenders in Israel, 1930-1975.” Presented at the symposium: Constructing Social Work
Practices. University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, August 1997.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) “The Development of Socio-Legal Controls over Young Offenders
in Israel:1930-1948.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of
Criminology, San-Diego, USA, November, 1997.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Zeev Rosenhek (lecture) “Restructuring the Israeli Welfare State:
Privatization and New Modes of State Intervention.” Presented at the conference: The Welfare
State at Century’s End: Current Dilemmas and Possible Futures. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-
Aviv, January 5-7, 1988.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) “The Criminological Discourse in Israel, 1948-1968.” Presented at
the Israeli-Italian Legal Conference. Jerusalem, Israel, May 1999.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi, Uri Aviram and Arlene Kanter (lecture) “Involuntary Outpatient
Commitment: Treatment or Control?” Presented at the XXIVth International Congress on Law
and Mental Health, Toronto, June 13-18, 1999.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) “Constructing Juvenile Delinquency – Creating Civil Society, Israel
1948-1973.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology,
Toronto, Canada, November, 1999.

Mimi Ajzenstadt and John Gal (key-note lecture). “Appearances can be Deceptive:
Development of Social Policy for Women in Israel.” Presented at the Women in the Israeli
Welfare State conference, June 5-6, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 2000.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) “Alcohol Laws and Racial/Ethnic Minorities in British Columbia,
1871-1927.” Presented at the law and society Conference, May. Vancouver, Canada 2002.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) “The Social Context of Legal Aid: Israeli and Canadian
Perspectives.” Presented at the Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies. The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, Israel. June 30-July 4, 2002.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Allan Borowski (lecture) “Public Defenders and the Juvenile Court: An
Israeli Experience." Presented at the American Society of Criminology, University of
Pennsylvania, 12-16, November 2002.

Borowski, Allan and Mimi Ajzenstadt (lecture) "Probation Officers’ Perspectives on the
‘Arrival’ of Public Defenders in Israel’s Juvenile Courts." Presented at the Australian and New
Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Sydney, Australia,1-3 October 2003.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and David Weisburd (lecture) "What Works in Crime Control: The Israeli
Experience." Presented in 1st Key Issues Conference, Societies of Criminology, Paris, France
13-15 May, 2004.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Barak Ariel (lecture) "Civil Legal Aid – An International Perspective."
Presented at the Social Policy in Israel in Times of change Conference, Tel Aviv University,
January 2005.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Odeda Steinberg (lecture) "Incarcerated Motherhood." Presented at the
Feminism, Law and Social Change Conference, Tel-Aviv University April, 3- 5, 2005.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) " Women and Civil-Legal Aid in Pre-State Israel, 1919-1948."
Presented at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Scripps College, Claremont,
California, 2-5, June 2005

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) "I haven't yet tasted Anything of Life": The social Context of
Incarcerated Motherhood." Presented at the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, 17-
29, November 2005.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Barak Ariel (lecture) "Security Prisoners in Israel: A Criminological
Perspective." Presented at the Security Prisoners Conference, Tel-Aviv University, January
2006.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) "Women Inmates and Drug Consumption" Presented at the Social
work and Drug Addiction Conference. Hebrew University, May 2007–07–28

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) "Women in the Workforce in the Context of Neo-Liberalism: The
Case of Israel". Presented at The Legal Tender of Gender: International Perspectives on
Welfare Law, State Policies and the Regulation of Women’s Poverty." June 6 - 8 , 2007, Ontai,
Spain.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) "Constructing Dangerousness: Minorities and the Criminal Justice
System in the Context of Nation-Building Process." Presented at the Minorities and Law
Enforcement conference, Hebrew University, January, 2008.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (invited lecture) "Counter-Terrorist Policies in Israel." The Center on
Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, April 7, 2008.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) "Children, Families and Women in the Israeli State: 1880s -2008."
Presented at the International Workshop, Gender, Children and Families in Mediterranean
Welfare States, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 1 – 3, 2008

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (Lecture) "Risk and the Construction of Counter-terrorist policies in Israel."
Presented at the First ISA World Forum, “Sociological Research and Public Debate”
Barcelona, Spain, Thematic Group on Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty TG04, 5-8,
September, 2008.

Mimi Ajzenstadt , (Lecture) "The Legal Field and its Methodological Barriers". Presented at
the Global, Regional and Local: Law, Politics, and Society in Comparative Perspectives, The
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 24-26, 2008.

Mimi Ajzenstadt , (Lecture) "Challenges facing Humane Communities: The Contradictory
Nature of Community Response to Migrant Labor in Israel." Presented at the International
Conference: " Building Safe, Humane and Responsive Communities", Greenville, South
Carolina, USA. March 30 – April 1, 2009.

Mimi Ajzenstadt, (Lecture) "Between Legal Individual Irrelevancy and Social Structural
Relevancy: Foreign Workers in the Israeli Court." Presented at the American Society of
Criminology, Philadelphia, U.S.A. November 4 - 7, 2009.

Mimi Ajzenstadt (Lecture) "Judicialization, Neo-Liberalism and Foreign Workers in Israel."
Presented at the Israeli Law and Society Association International Conference, Tel Aviv
University, December 20-21, 2009.

John Gal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (lecture) " Poverty, Food and Relief: The Straus Soup Kitchens
in Mandatory Jerusalem." Presented at the International Conference on Food, Power and
Meaning in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva,15 -16
June 2010.

Mimi Ajzenstadt (lecture) "Understanding the Logic of Deterrence: The Regulation of Illegal
Immigration in Israel." Presented at the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco,
U.S.A. November, 17-20, 2010.

Michal Almog-Bar and Mimi Ajzenstadt (lecture) "Women, Welfare and Civil Society
Organizations: Creating an Alternative Women’s Welfare Sphere in Israel. Presented at the
2nd ESPA net Israel Conference, Emek Izrael College, Feb. 10th 2011.

Mimi Ajzenstadt (invited lecture) "Crime and Punishment in Israel Today: The Case of
Juvenile Delinquency”. Presented at University of Sydney, Australia, April, 6th, 2011.

Mimi Ajzenstadt, (invited lecture) "Incarcerated Women". Presented at the University of
Wellington, New Zealand, April 8th, 2011.

Dominique Roberts and Mimi Ajzenstadt (lecture) "The Transvaluation of Violence. From a
Criminal to a Public Health Issue.” Presented at the National Conference, Critical
perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice, Ottawa, Canada, April 30th – May 1st, 2011.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) "Social Policy and Immigration in Israel." Presented at the
International Joint workshop: Comparison of the Welfare States between Korea and Israel.
Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea
October 6-7, 2011.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (invited lecture) "Crimininalization and the process of 'othering':
Undocumented Immigrants in Israel." Presented at The Netherlands Institute for the Study of
Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), Amsterdam. May 9th, 2012.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (lecture) "The process of 'othering': Foreign workers in the Israeli court."
Presented at the International Workshop: New/Hybrid diasporas within globalization.
Jerusalem, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June, 24th – 26th, 2012.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (invited lecture) "Juvenile justice: Punishment or rehabilitation?." Ranmin
University, China, May, 2013

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (invited lecture) "The cultural context of juvenile justice policy in Israel."
Presented at the Department of Criminology, University of Albany, USA, September, 2014.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (invited lecture) "The social Construction of Foreign Workers' criminality in
Israel." Presented at the School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louise, USA,
July, 2015.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi. "Social Policy and Immigration in Israel." Presented at the ISUSW
Conference, Luzerne, July, 2017.

Mimi Ajzenstadt and Edith Blit-Cohen " Immigration and Social Control:
A view from Israel." Presented at The left hand and the right hand: Linking the politics of
social welfare and crime control, Research Collaboration Workshop, University of Southern
Denmark, Odense, September 2017

Mimi Ajzenstadt " Foreign workers in the Israeli court " Presented at the Research Roundtable
on “Socio-Cultural Integration and Inclusion”, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong
Kong, January 2018.

Lior Birger, Yochay Nadan and Mimi Ajzenstadt "Social Work Practice with Refugees: How
do Political and Social Contexts affect Trust building within Micro Level Interventions?
Exploring the Perspectives of both Refugee Clients and Social Workers." Presented at the
European Conference for Social Work Research. Edinburgh April, 2018.

2017-2019
National Insurance, Active Take-Up of Social Rights in Social
Security, with John Gal, Avishai Benish and Roni Holler, $40,000
2016-2017
Israel Science Foundation (ISF, workshop): Civil Society and
the Welfare State at the Age of New Public Governance: A cross
Nationa Exploration with Michal Almog-Bar, $30,000
2012-2014
Israel Science Foundation (ISF) An Alternative Welfare
Sphere and its Implications: Civil society organizations providing
welfare services in Israel, with Michal Almog-Bar, $120,000.
2010-2011
The Public Safety Authority – Punishment of Traffic Offences , $40,000.
2009-2011
Van-Leer Institute, NGOization of Civil Spaces: Civil Society,
Transformation of Welfare and Women's Organizations, with Michal
Almog-Bar, Adriena Kemp, Nitza Berkovits and Amalya Saar, $150,000.
2008-2009
The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Child care and the labor
market, with Asher Ben-Arieh and John Gal, $ 15,000.
2008-2009
The National Institute of Social Insurance, Take up in the social
insurance system, with John Gal and Asher Ben-Arieh ,$ 40,000.
2005
Science Ministry, Israel, Access to justice in the labor market, with
John Gal, $100,000.
2005
Warburg Fund, The School of Social Work and Social Welfare, the
Hebrew University and the JDC. Evaluation of programs dealing with
unemployment: A meta-analysis, with John Gal. $10,000
2002-2003
The Research Authority of the Hebrew University, Imprisoned
Motherhood, $ 10,500.
2001
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade,
Civil public defense in Israel and Canada, CAD $ 8,000.
2000-2001
The Ministry of Science, Israel, The impact of the public defender
on the juvenile court, with Allan Borowski, $ 30,000.
2000-2001
Warburg Fund, The School of Social Work, the Hebrew University
and the JDC., The public defense institution in Israel, $10,000.
1997-1998
The Research Authority of the Hebrew University, The history of control
in Israel, $10,000.

Teaching at the Hebrew University

  • Completed Studies
  • Wilimovsky, Inbal (With Simcha Landau)- Date Rape in Israel. (Ph.D)

  • Blumental, Tehila (with Oriya Tishbi) - Religious Single Mothers. (Ph.D.)

  • Ben-Harush, Aya, Motherhood and Crime: The Criminal Careers of Women Offenders
    (Ph.D.)

  • Ben-David Vered - Judicial-Values Policy Analysis of Adoption Decisions In Israel (Ph.D).

  • Peri, Zipi - Narratives of Psychotics (Ph.D.)

  • Ben-Ari Motti (with Professor David Weisburd) - Judges in Israel. (Ph.D.)

  • Gitit Gilran,- Constructing Identity in a Self Help Group of People suffering from Eating
    Disorder Problems (Ph.D.)

  • Seilon, Debbi - (with Professor Allan Borowski) - Women Drug Addicts (Ph.D.)

  • Ben-Hamu, Michal (with Professor Leslie Sebba) - Welfare Officers as Social Control Agents.
    (Ph.D.)

  • Pertz Nadav (with John Gal) Fatherhood and the Welfare State (Ph.D.)

  • Rotem Afodi – Prison Release (Ph.D.)

  • Mehajna, Ibraheem,- The Medicalization of Drug Abuse in Israel (MA).

  • Antonovski, Tali - Gender Influence on Rape Sentencing (MA)

  • Shalem, Daniel- Justifying Demolition: The Rhetoric of Israel’s Policy of Punitive House
    Demolition in the Occupied Territories, 1967-1997. (awarded the best MA thesis at the Faculty
    of Law, 1998-9).

  • Ben-Ari, Moti - The Social Control of Female Prisoners. (MA).

  • Peri, Zipi, - Communication of Mentally Ill People through the Internet (MA)

  • Zehavi, Hadas, - Placement of Juvenile Delinquents (MA).

  • Nvo, Dvori. - The Impact of the new Arrest Law on Police Work (MA).

  • Shaar Rotem- Punishment and Treatment in the Prison. (MA).

  • Lapid- Tamari, Naama, Raped Women in the Court (MA)

  • Weller Avital, Mental Health Services: From Treatment to Production (MA)

  • Noga Pitowski, The Workforce as a Socialization Agency (MA)

  • Halperin, Sara, The Experience of Women Workers in Israel (MA)

  • Brashi Yameet, The Experience of Prisoners' Children (MA)

  • Ortal Wasser, Abortion Policy in Israel (MA)

  • Roi Gideon, Attitudes of elderly people towards Foreign Care Workers (MA).

  • Tali Rotchild, Women committing White Collar Crimes.

     

  • Under Supervision
  • Haozm Hardal, Poverty among Palestinian Women (Ph.D.)

  • Lana Jeries , Gender and Delinquency among Palestinian Women (Ph.D.)

  • Assaf Dekel, Policing Ethnicity (Ph.D.)

  • Michal Alon, Urbanization and Community Practice (Ph.D.)

  • Yafit Cohen, Gendered Experiences of Care Workers (Ph.D.)

  • Lior Birger, Asylum Seekers and the Social Work Profession in Israel and Germany (Ph.D.)

  • Oleh Vovk, Hate Crimes: legal and Social Perspectives: A Comparative Study (Ph.D.).

  • Inbar Livnat, Women in the NGO Market (Ph.D.)

     

  • Post-doctoral Students
  • Dr. Belle Gavriel Fried, Lady-Davis post-doctoral fellowship, Women Gambling.

  • Dr. Lilach Luria, Lady-Davis post-doctoral fellowship, Welfare Law

  • Dr. Gabriella Sanchez, University of Arizona, Fulbright Post-doctoral Fellowship, Women
    Labor Migrants' Experiences.

  • BA level
  • Compulsory : 1) Social policy and the welfare state, 2) Sociology of Law, 3) Crime and
    Deviance, 4) The social construction of crime and criminals. 5) Introduction to Sociology.

  • Elective: 1) Privatization of social services, 2) Correctional services and the welfare state, 3)
    Crime, deviance and the State, 4) Constructing societal responses to crime and deviance, (a
    research seminar).

     

  • MA level
  • Compulsory: 1) Advanced theories in criminology, 2) Criminal justice policy, 3) Qualitative
    research methods, 3) Thesis seminar.

  • Elective: 1) Crime, control and citizenship, 2) The construction of social problems, 3)
    Systematic review of qualitative studies in social sork (a research seminar). 4) Prison and
    society. 5) Gender and social policy.
  • Review of Manuscripts
  • 1) Routledge
    2) Magnes Press, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    3) Resling publishers

     

  • Review of Academic Programs
  • Criminology, A college in Israel

     

  • Review of Articles in Journals
  • 1) Criminology
    2) Law and Social Inquiry
    3) The Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation
    4) Policy & Politics
    5) Public Administration
    6) Sociological Quarterly
    7) Signs
    8) Journal of Experimental Criminology
    9) International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
    10) European Journal of Criminology
    11) Megamot (Hebrew)
    12) Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies (Hebrew)
    13) Israel Law Review
    14) Israel Journal of Psychiatry
    15) Journal of Child Indicators Research
    16) Israeli Criminology (Hebrew)
    17) Civil Society in Israel and Third Sector (Hebrew)
    18) Gerontology (Hebrew)

     

  • Review of Research Proposal
  • 1) German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
    2) Israel Science Foundation
    3) The Campbell Collaboration Crime & Justice Group
    4) The Israeli Anti-Drug Authority
    5) The Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership (BIRAX)
    6) Marie Curie fellowship with the European Commission's 7th Framework Program
    7) Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel.