Lihi Ben Shitrit


Assistant Professor 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

Selection: Luce/ACLS Religion, International Affairs & Journalism Fellowship (2019-2020) Harvard Kennedy School, Middle East Initiative Fellowship (2018-2019) Ivan and Nina Ross Family Fellowship, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2017) 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)

Course Instruction
  • Middle Eastern Political Systems
  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Women, Gender & Politics
Selected Publications

Book:

Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right. Princeton University Press, 2015 Link: https://press.princeton.edu/titles/10629.html

Journal articles:

“Gender Differences in Support for Direct and Indirect Political Aggression in the Context of Protracted Conflict.” Journal of Peace Research. Vol. 54 issue 6, 2017 (with Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler and Julia Elad-Strenger).

“Gender and the (In)Divisibility of Contested Sacred Places: The Case of Women for the Temple.” Politics & Religion. Vol. 10, Issue 4, 2017.

“Authenticating Representation: Women’s Quotas and Islamist Parties.” Politics & Gender Vol. 12, Issue 4, 2016.

“Women, Freedom, and Agency in Religious-Political Movements: Reflections from Women Activists in Shas and the Islamic Movement in Israel.” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. Vol. 9 Issue 3, 2013.

Selected book chapters:

“The Politics of De-Radicalization in Israel/Palestine.” In Hansen SJ and Lid S. eds. The Routledge Handbook of De-radicalization. Routledge (forthcoming).

“Intersectionality Theory and Working with ‘Both Sides’.” In Janine Clark and Francesco Cavatorta eds. Doing Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges. Oxford University Press, 2018.