Prof. Nissim Mizrachi, is the former chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (2013-2016), Tel Aviv University. His research areas include the sociology of knowledge, medicine and culture, social boundaries, identity, morality and social justice, modernity and liberalism, ethnic studies and stigma, and social theory.He received his MA, summa cum laude, from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University; he earned his PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as a Fulbright Scholar. He then joined the Department of Social Medicine, Harvard University, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His main research areas include the sociology of knowledge, medicine and culture, social boundaries, identity, morality and social justice, modernity and liberalism, ethnic studies and stigma, and social theory. Prof. Mizrachi is the recipient of the 2008 Clifford Geertz Prize for that year’s best article in the sociology of culture, awarded by the American Sociological Association; the 2011 Rector’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Tel Aviv University; and the Israeli Sociological Association Prize for the best article published in 2012, among others. He spent 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley, as a Visiting Professor.His publications have appeared in leading international journals, including the American Sociological Review, American Ethnologist, Social Science and Medicine and Sociology of Health and Illness. In 2012 he co-edited together with Prof. Michele Lamont of Harvard University’s Department of Sociology a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies (March 2012), entitled Responses to Stigmatization in Comparative Perspectives: Brazil, Canada, Israel, France, South Africa, Sweden and the United States, was subsequently published by Routledge as a book. For an interview conducted with the editors.Listen to the interview
Their book Getting Respect, written in collaboration with an international research team, was published in 2016 by Princeton University Press.