Visiting Faculty

Fall 2021

Hanan Alexander

2021-2022 Koret Visiting Professor in Israel Studies

Hanan Alexander is Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of Haifa where he was Dean of the Faculty of Education and Head of the Center for Jewish Education. He has taught at American Jewish University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Graduate Theological Union; Jewish Theological Seminary, and Bar Ilan University, and was Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge. A past editor of Religious Education, Alexander has published more than 130 essays and 7 books. 


Keren Friedman-Peleg

2021-2022 Helen Diller Institute Visiting Professor

Keren Friedman-Peleg is a Senior Lecturer and Dean of Students at the College of Management- Academic Studies, and from October, will serve as Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Psychology. A medical and psychological anthropologist, her research combines clinical questions of security-related trauma diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with socio-political questions of national belonging and inequality.


Masua Sagiv

2021-2022 Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies

Masua is the 2021-2022 Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Shalom Hartman Institute.  She was most recently the Academic Director of the Menomadin Center for Jewish and Democratic Law, at Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law. She is also an adjunct lecturer at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. Masua received her PhD from Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and an LL.M (with honors) from Columbia University School of Law. In 2020 she was awarded the Ben Halpern Award for Best Dissertation in Israel Studies. Her research examines private religious/religion oriented legal institutions as a strategy for feminist social change in Israel, and the state’s reaction towards them.


Michal Tamir

2021-2022 Israel Institute Visiting Professor of Israel Studies

Prof. Michal Tamir is an Associate Professor in The Academic Center of Law and Science, Israel and an Adjunct Professor in the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and in Bar-Ilan University. Between the years of 2017-2019 she served as the president of the Israeli Law and Society Association; 2012-2013 Tikvah Fellow-in-Residence, NYU School of Law; 2006-2007 Global Research Fellow, Hauser Program, NYU School of Law; LL.D by Hebrew University of Jerusalem; LL.M., Hebrew University of Jerusalem; LL.B. University of Haifa. Her research, which focuses mainly in the area of law and society, is characterized by a holistic approach to public law and to its relations with public policy.


Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg

2021-2022 Helen Diller Institute Visiting Professor

Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law. She is a co-founder and co-chair of the Israeli Criminal Law Association. She specializes in criminal law and procedure, and her areas of expertise include the philosophy of criminal law, non-adversarial criminal justice, therapeutic jurisprudence, and the interface between criminal and constitutional law. Before joining Bar-Ilan Prof. Dancig-Rosenberg served as the Academic Director of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Clinic for Violence Against Women. She serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Israeli Minister of Justice on Criminal Procedure and Evidence Law and as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Israeli Minister of Justice on Formulating Measures to Protect the Public Against Cyberbullying.


Uri Mor

2021-2022 Helen Diller Institute Visiting Professor

Uri Mor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hebrew Language at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In his research he focuses on Classical Hebrew and Aramaic, and Modern Hebrew and its emergence. His work integrates linguistic, philological, and sociolinguistic methods in order to delineate different speech communities, contact situations, and corpora of Hebrew and Aramaic, and to explore the ties between language, nationality, normativity, geography, and culture. His publications include Judean Hebrew: The Language of the Hebrew Documents from Judea between the First and the Second Revolts and he is currently working on a grammatical and sociolinguistic analysis of the Tannaitic Midrash Sifre Zuta on Numbers.



Paula Kabalo

Spring 2022 Helen Diller Institute Visiting Professor

Paula Kabalo is the former director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In 2011–2017, she was the founding chair of the Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International MA program. Since 2017, she has also been the founding head of the Azrieli Center for Israel Studies at the Institute, a complex of research hubs that aim to decode core themes related to the Israel phenomenon and the Zionist Idea. Her research focuses on the history of citizen associations and civil society in Israel and David Ben-Gurion’s relations with various strata of society in Israel and the Jewish world.


Yael Nativ

Spring 2022 Helen Diller Institute Visiting Professor
Dr. Yael Nativ is a Senior Lecturer at the Academic College for Society and Arts and the Levinsky College of Education, both in Israel. She has also been teaching for the Mason Gross School of the Arts Online at Rutgers State University of New Jersey. Professor Yael Nativ received her PhD in the Sociology of Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her Master of Arts in Creative Arts/Creative Arts Education from San Francisco State University.  Her fields of interest are the social history of dance in Israel, dance and Zionism, gender and dance, girls’ studies and the body, the aging body among professional dancers, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Israeli dance, among other topics.


Amnon Reichman

Fall 2021 Robbins Collection Visiting Professor of Comparative Law

Amnon Reichman is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa and a co-Principal Investigator (PI) of the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF). Professor Reichman will be returning to Berkeley during the Spring 2021 semester.


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