Palestinian Studies

2016 Workshop

Yehouda Shenhav

Professor of Sociology, Tel-Aviv University

Zionist Sovereignty (and the Arab Jews)

Yehouda Shenhav (Ph.D Stanford University 1985) is a Professor of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University et membre du Conseil Scientifique de l’IEA de Nantes. He was the head of the Center for Advanced Studies at the Jerusalem Van-Leer Institute (2005-2010), editor of Theory & Criticism (2000-2010), and senior editor for Organization Studies (2004-2010). His main areas are social theory, sociology of knowledge, management and bureaucracies, ethnicity, race and the political sociology of sovereignty. Shenhav is also translating Palestinian literature from Arabic to Hebrew and English.

— His main work in the area of history of management was published in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution(Oxford University Press, 1999).

— His main work in the area of nationalism, ethnicity and religion was published in The Arab Jews: A Postcolonial Reading of Nationalism, Ethnicity and Religion(Stanford University Press, 2006).

— His views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are published in Beyond the Two States Solution: A Jewish Political Essay (Polity Press, 2012).