Gershon Shafir is Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego, and the founding Director of its Human Rights Program. He received his B.A.s in Political Science, Economics, Sociology, and Anthropology from Tel Aviv University, his M.A. in from UCLA, and his Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as the President of the Israel Studies Association from 2001 to 2003. He is the author or editor of nine books, among them: Land, Labor, and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914 (1989),co-author with Yoav Peled of Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship, which won the Middle Eastern Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Award in 2002, and co-editor with Mark Levine of Struggle and Survival in Palestine and Israel (University of California Press, 2012).