The Open University of Israel

   Dr. Inna Leykin

   Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Communication

Updated: November 2014
 

Personal

Tel: 972-9-778-1720

Fax: 972-9-778-0660

E-mail: Innale@openu.ac.il

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Education

2013 Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, Brown University
Dissertation: ‘Population Prescriptions’: State, Morality, and Population Politics in Contemporary Russia

2008

M.A. Department Anthropology, Brown University
Thesis: ‘Don’t Swear Off of Beggary and Jail’: Privatization, Regional Policies and the Economy of Favors in Putin’s Russia

2003 B.A. Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University
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Areas of Interest

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Academic Positions

2014 - Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, The Open University of Israel

2013 - 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Tel Aviv University

2012 - 2014 Ginsberg Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Other Relevant Positions

2013 - Book Review Editor, Israeli Sociology: A Journal for the Study of Society in Israel
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Fellowships, Awards and Honors

2014 - 2015 Jonathan Shapira Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Tel Aviv University (declined)

2013 - 2014

The Inter-University Academic Partnership in Russian and East European Studies Fellowship (declined)

2013 The Phi Beta Kappa Society Award

2011

Andrew W. Mellon Program in Anthropological Demography Research Grant, Population Studies & Training Center, Brown University

2010 - 2011

Mellon Graduate Workshop Award for “Postsocialist Eurasia: Explorations of Continuity and Place,” The Mellon Foundation and Graduate School, Brown University

2010 - 2011

Dissertation Write-Up Fellowship, Brown University

2009 - 2010

Andrew W. Mellon Program in Anthropological Demography Fieldwork Research Grant, Population Studies & Training Center, Brown University

2009 - 2010

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Cultural Anthropology, Award # 0921638


2008

Curriculum Development Grant, Brown University

2007

Andrew W. Mellon Research Travel Grant, Department of Anthropology, Brown University

2006 - 2007

Fellowship for doctoral study in anthropology, Brown University


2005

Jonathan Shapira Award for Outstanding MA Thesis, Tel Aviv University

2004

Dean of Social Sciences Scholarship for Distinctive Scholarly Achievements, Tel Aviv University
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Books and Monographs

Population Prescriptions: the Ethics and Politics of Russia’s Demographic Crisis [in preparation]

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Reference Articles

Rodologia: Genealogy as Therapy in Post-Soviet Russia.” [Forthcoming in Ethos 43 (2) 2015].

“Population Prescriptions: (Sanitary) Culture and Biomedical Authority in Contemporary Russia.” Anthropology of East Europe Review 29 (1) 2011: 60-81.

Co-authored with Hanna Herzog and Smadar Sharon, “Racism and the politics of signification: Israeli public discourse on racism towards Palestinian citizens.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 31(6) 2008:1091 - 1109.

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Chapters in Books

“’Men of War- Soldiers of Peace’: Disabled World War II Veterans, Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in the Israeli Public Space.” In “Russians” in Israel: The Pragmatics of Culture in Migration, ed. Julia Lerner and Rivka Feldhay. 2013. Pp.364-391. Jerusalem: Hakibbutz Hameuchad and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. [In Hebrew].

Co-authored with Herzog, Hanna and Smadar Sharon. “Are We Racists?!”: Racism toward Palestinian citizens as reflected in Israeli printed media (1949-2000). In Racism in Israel, ed. Yehouda Shenhav and Yossi Yona, 2008. Pp.1-36. Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. [In Hebrew].

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Book Reviews

“Review of Dying Unneeded: The Cultural Context of the Russian Mortality Crisis, by Michelle A. Parsons.” [Forthcoming in Anthropological Quarterly 2015].

“Review of Communism on Tomorrow Street: Mass Housing and Everyday Life after Stalin, by Steven Harris.” Anthropology of East Europe Review 32 (1) 2014: 76-78.

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Other Publications

“‘Population Prescriptions:’ Pronatalism and the Fear of Underpopulation in Post-Soviet Russia,” The Somatoshpere: Science, Medicine, and Anthropology Blog, December 26, 2011.

“Politics, Morality, and Demography in Post-Soviet Russia,” Pickpook, Student Newspaper, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 45, June 2013. [In Hebrew].

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Selected Papers at Scientific Conferences

“The Genealogical Imagination and the State in post-Soviet Russia,” Workshop ‘Doing Politics – Making Kinship’: Back Towards a Future Anthropology of Social Organization and Belonging, Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany, February 13-15, 2014.

“’Who Do You Think You Are:’ Genealogical Imagination and the State in Post-Soviet Russia,” The 2012-2013 Departmental Seminar Series, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, April 29, 2013

“On Scientific Brokers, Demographic Illiteracy, and The Crisis of Underpopulation in Postsocialist Russia,” The Working Group on Anthropology and Population and the Department of Anthropology, Brown University, November 4, 2011.

 “How To Do Things With Demography: Boundary-Work, Scientific Authority, and Expertise,” Mellon Graduate Workshop “Postsocialist Eurasia: Explorations of Continuity and Place,” Brown University, May 12, 2011.

“Predicting the Crisis: A Historical Ethnography of Population Forecasting in Post-Soviet Russia,” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL, November 20-24, 2013.

“’Who Do You Think You Are’: Genealogical Imagination and “the Care for the State” in Post-Soviet Russia,” American Ethnological Society and Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, Joint Spring Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 11-13, 2013. 

“On Demographic Illiteracy, Scientific Brokerage, and the Crisis of Underpopulation in the New Russian State,” 20th Annual Symposium of SOYUZ: The Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 23-24, 2012.

“How to Do Things with Demography: Boundary-Work, Scientific Authority, and Postsocialism,” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Canada, November 17, 2011.

"Don’t swear off of beggary and jail”: Privatization, Regional Policies, and the Economy of Favors in Putin’s Russia,” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 19-23, 2008.

“Ethnography of the Center-Periphery Relations in Putin’s Russia,” Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York, NY, April 12-14, 2008.

“'Men of War': National Heroes or Local Retirees? WW II Veterans – Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union and the Israeli National Discourse,” Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York, NY, April 12-14, 2007.

“Post-socialism: The author meets critics,” Commentary on Alexei Yurchak, “Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 17-21, 2007.

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