The Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University.


Visiting professorships: 

Columbia University (2017-2018),

CUNY Graduate Center (Advanced Research Collaboration) 2017-2018,

CEU (2007-)

Princeton (2003)

NYU (2003)

University of Toronto  (1998, 2001)


Academic Appointments:

2013-2017: Head, Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel-Aviv University  See also

2013-2017: Chair,  Institute for Innovation in Transportation, Tel-Aviv University (AKA Capsula)

2012-2016: Head, Admissions and Teaching Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel-Aviv University

1996-2000: President, Israeli Anthropological association.


Research Publications:

 Published books with Cambridge University Press, University of California at Berkeley Press, Ashgate and leading Israeli publishers. Articles in leading scholarly journals  including American Ethnologist, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, American Anthropologist, Current Anthropology, Critical Inquiry, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Annual Review of Anthropology, Environmental Justice and more.

2012-2017: Editor in chief, Israeli Sociology


Public and Media Appearances:

Published ca. 300 Op-Ed pieces (mainly in Haartez)  

A frequent guest on TV and Radio shows.


Civil Society engagements:

Chairman of Greenpeace Mediterranean, 1998-2004.

Chairman of Life and Environment (umbrella organization of Israeli Environmental NGO’s), 2004-2006.

Vice Chairman, Greenpeace UK, 2006-2014.

Chair, Israeli Association for Environmental Justice (2010 – 

2010 – Awarded the Pratt Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Media on Environmental issues

June 2016: awarded the Green Globe Award for life long environmental leadership.