Lihi Ben Shitrit

Department of International Affairs
Assistant Professor

Department of International Affairs

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Yale University 2012, Political Science
    • MPhil, Yale University 2009, Political Science
    • MA, Yale University 2008, Political Science
    • BA, Princeton University 2006, Near Eastern Studies
  • Areas of Expertise
    • Middle East Politics
    • Religion and Politics
    • Women, Gender and Politics
  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements
    • Colorado Scholar, Women’s Studies in Religion Program, Harvard University (2013-2014)
    • The Kathryn Davis Peace Fellowship (2012)
    • Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Research Fellowship (2009-2010)
    • Yale University Dissertation Fellowship (2008-2010)
    • University of Chicago, Visiting Scholar (2008-2009)
    • MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Pre-Dissertation Fellowship (2008)
    • The Smith Richardson Foundation Fellowship, International Security Studies (2007)
    • Davis Scholar, Princeton University (2002-2006)
    • Near Eastern Studies Department Research Fellowship, Princeton University (2005)
    • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Fellowship (2004)
    • Fred Fox Summer Award, Princeton University (2004)
  • Course Instruction
    • INTL 4370 Middle Eastern Political Systems
  • Selected Publications
    • Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right (under contract, Princeton University Press).
    • “Women, Freedom, and Agency in Religious-Political Movements: Reflections from Women Activists in Shas and the Islamic Movement in Israel.” 2013. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. 9.3.
    • “Religion, Society and Politics in the Middle East.” 2013. In Ellen Lust ed., The Middle East, 13th edition, Congressional Quarterly (with Robert Lee).
    • “Israel.” 2013. In Ellen Lust ed., The Middle East, 13th edition. Congressional Quarterly.
    • “Activism and Civil War in Libya.” 2013 In Lina Khatib and Ellen Lust eds., Taking to the Streets: Activism, Arab Uprisings, and Democratization, John Hopkins University Press (with Intissar Rajabany).