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Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University and specialist on ethno-nationalism

August 30th, 2010

Area of Expertise: Migration and Integration
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, North Africa and Middle East, North America, Subsaharan Africa
Geographical Expertise - Country: Israel, Palestine
Languages: English, Hebrew
Field of Work: Academia
City: Tel Aviv
Country: Israel
Continent: Asia


UrielA11 Uriel AbulofDr. Uriel Abulof is an assistant professor at Tel Aviv University’s Department of Political Science and an associate at Princeton University’s Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, based at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His research focuses on ethno-nationalism in the Middle East, Canada, the Balkans and South Africa.

He received his PhD in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His dissertation exposes the phenomenon of ‘small peoples’, ethnic communities characterized by existential uncertainty, and explores its roots in the modern era: insecurity regarding both ethnic identity and national survival. The Jews in Israel serve as a main case study; The Afrikaners in South Africa and the Québécois in Québec serve as comparative cases.

Dr. Abulof was subsequently a Fulbright Scholar and a lecturer at NYU and Princeton University.  He has also taught at Hebrew University, led various web-based educational projects, and is currently an editorial staff member and writer for the Eretz Acheret (A Different Land) Hebrew Journal. His research interests include political ethics, public perceptions, ethno-nationalism and conflict resolution, with a comparative focus on the Middle East, Canada, the Balkans and South Africa.

Dr. Abulof has published extensively on the Arab-Israeli conflict and Middle Eastern affairs in various American and Israeli outlets.

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