Lihi Ben Shitrit

Assistant Professor of International Affairs

  • 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).