Moshe Semyonov is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University where he held the Bernard and Audre Rapaport Chair of the Sociology of Labor. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and currently serves as the Chair of the academic committee of the Institute of Immigration and Integration in Ruppin Academic Center.
Moshe Semyonov is past President of the Israeli Sociological Society (2010-2012). He was Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department in Tel Aviv University (1990-93), Head of the department of Sociology at the University of Illinois in Chicago (2003-05), and the Dean of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University (1998-2002). In addition, Semyonov was the Director of several research institutes in Tel Aviv University including the Institute for Social Research, Golda Meir Institute for Labor and Social Research and the Institute for Diplomacy and Regional Cooperation.
Moshe Semyonov received B.A (1972) and M.A. from Tel Aviv University (1975) and M.A. (1977) and PhD (1978) from State University of New York at Stony Brook.
After completing the dissertation Semyonov held regular academic appointments in the following universities: University of Nebraska, Lincoln (1978-86), University of Haifa (1980-86), University of Illinois at Chicago (1987-2015), and Tel Aviv University (1986-2014).
Moshe Semyonov’s research interests lie in the areas of comparative stratification and inequality, causes and consequences of global migration and immigration, labor market inequality and Israeli society. His research was published in the form of books, edited books, book chapters and more than hundred articles in refereed sociological journals including the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Demography, Social Forces, Social Science Research, International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Social Problems.
Throughout the years Semyonov has received multiple research grants and awards including the Alon Fellowship Award and the Rosabeth Kanter International Award. He was a Fellow at the Juan March Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Madrid, Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra, Senior Fellow with the European Institute for Advanced Studies (EURIAS) and a Visiting Scientist at the University of Cologne. He is a member of the honorary SRA – Social Research Association — and has served on advisory boards of many sociological journals and on boards of professional, public and educational institutions.