Visiting Faculty

Spring 2023

Hanan Alexander

Hanan Alexander

2022-2023 Koret Visiting Professor in Israel Studies
Professor of Philosophy of Education, University of Haifa

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 and Democratic Education. An Affiliated Professor (Professor extra numerum) at the University of Warsaw, 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 president of the Religious Education Association and past editor of Religious Education, Alexander has published more than 140 essays and 8 books.


Masua Sagiv

Masua Sagiv

2022-2023 Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies
Scholar-in-Residence, Shalom Hartman Institute

Dr. Masua Sagiv is the Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley and a Scholar in Residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Masua’s scholarly work focuses on the development of contemporary Judaism in Israel, as a culture, religion, nationality, and as part of Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state. Her research explores the role of law, state actors and civil society organizations in promoting social change across diverse issues: shared society, religion and gender, religion and state, and Jewish peoplehood. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Masua was the Academic Director of the Menomadin Center for Jewish and Democratic Law at Bar-Ilan University. In addition, Masua earned her doctorate in law from Tel-Aviv University, where she wrote her dissertation on the topic of law and social change in the Halachic Feminist struggle in Israel.


Michal Tamir

Associate Professor, The Academic Center of Law and Science, Israel and Adjunct Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University

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. In the 2021-2022 Academic year she was an Israel Institute Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at UC Berkeley. 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

2022-2023 Helen Diller Institute Visiting Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law

Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg is a Professor of Law and former 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.  Some of her recent studies focus on criminal justice reform and on criminal justice in the digital age. 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.


Jackie Feldman

Jackie Feldman

Fall 2022 Israel Institute Visiting Professor
Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Jackie Feldman is a professor of anthropology at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and head of the Rabb Center for Holocaust Studies. His research interests are pilgrimage and tourism, anthropology of religion, Holocaust memory, heritagization and comparative study of museums. In addition to numerous articles, he has published two books: Above the Death-pits, beneath the Flag: Youth Voyages to Holocaust Poland and the Performance of Israeli National Identity (Berghahn, 2008), and A Jewish Guide in the Holy Land: How Christian Pilgrims Made Me Israeli (University of Indiana, 2016). His current research project, “Memorial, museum, smartphone: Transmitting Holocaust memory in a digital generation”, examines how structures of authority, place memory, and social solidarities change as a result of widespread digital technologies and social media.



Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy

2022-2023 Helen Diller Institute Visiting Professor
Associate Professor, Former Dean, Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Reichman University

Daniel A. Levy is an Associate Professor and Academic Director of the International Program at the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology at Reichman University – The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. He investigates the processes and brain substrates of human memory and attention, how brain damage and neurological illness affect those cognitive abilities, and how they might be improved by physiological and behavioral interventions. He is also concerned with questions at the nexus of psychology and philosophy, such as free will, punishment, and personal identity.


Roy Shapira

Roy Shapira

2022-2023 Helen Diller Institute Visiting Professor
Associate Professor, Radzyner Law School, Reichman University
Roy Shapira is an Associate Professor at Reichman University’s (IDC) Law School. Prior to returning to Israel and joining Reichman, Shapira received his SJD and LLM degrees from Harvard Law School, taught at Harvard Economics Department for six years, served as a reputation consultant, and headed the research at the Stigler Center (University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business). Shapira’s research focuses on reputation, corporate governance, and economic regulation.  His current projects explore the challenges of holding big business accountable, the role of the media in assuring effective regulation and markets, and the tendency of Israeli courts to rely on Delaware corporate law as inspiration.


Amnon Reichman

Fall 2022 Robbins Collection Visiting Professor of Comparative Law
Professor, University of Haifa
Faculty of Law
Director, Haifa Center for Cyber, Law, and Policy

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.


Muhammad Mudi

Muhammad Mudi al-Atawneh

2022-2023 Israel Institute Visiting Professor
Associate Professor, Department of Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 

Muhammad Mudi al-Atawneh is an associate professor in the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. His research interests focus on the study of Islam in modern times, mainly in three concurrent areas: (1) Islamic law and modernity; (2) state and governance in contemporary Islamic thought and practice; and (3) Islam in Israel. He has published extensively on Islamic law and society in contemporary Arab and Islamic worlds. Muhammad founded and have served as the Head of the Middle East Studies Program at the Eilat Campus since its inception in 2007. In addition, he is the Founder-Chairman of AHD: Association of Academics for the Development of Arab Society in the Negev. Amongst its members are senior scholars, including some BGU faculty members and graduate students from diverse disciplines.


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