Research Team

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Louise Bethlehem

Principal Investigator
louise.bethlehem@mail.huji.ac.il

Louise Bethlehem lectures in English and in the Program in Cultural Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

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She graduated with a B.A. (magna cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in 1984, as the top graduate in the Faculty of Arts. She then proceeded to obtain her M.A. (summa cum laude) and Ph.D. (with distinction) from The Program in Comparative Literature and Poetics at Tel Aviv University. She held a Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1998-1999), and is currently a fellow of the Africa Unit of The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace there. Louise Bethlehem has described herself as a “long-distance South African” in the poet Denis Hirson’s phrase. She maintains an active research presence in South Africa, where she has had a long association with WISER: The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research. She participated in the 2010 session of the Johannesburg Workshop in Criticism and Theory, speaking in a studio session and contributing a blog entry. Bethlehem has also been featured in the JWTC’s online journal, The Johannesburg Salon, alongside leading postcolonial scholars, including Jean Comaroff and Achilles Mbembe. In Israel, she was a member of the original group of scholars who successfully instituted the Inter-University Program in African Studies, presently running between three Israeli universities. 

In December 2013, Louise Bethlehem was awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidators Grant for a five-year project entitled “Apartheid—The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation 1948-1990.” 

 

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Roni Mikel Arieli

PhD Researcher
ronimikel@gmail.com

Roni Mikel Arieli is a PhD candidate at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she is writing her dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Louise Bethlehem and Dr. Amos Goldberg on Holocaust memory in South Africa under apartheid and after the transition to democracy. 

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She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Politics and Government from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her MA thesis focused on the political mobilization of Holocaust memory within the struggle of African asylum seekers for recognition in Israel during the 2000s. In addition to her status as a PhD Fellow in APARTHEID-STOPS, she is a member of the 2014 cohort of the Hoffman Leadership and Responsibility Fellowship program.

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Dr. Karin Berkman

nberkman@gmail.com

Karin Berkman was born in South Africa and immigrated to Israel in 1986. She completed her Masters degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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She has recently completed a doctoral dissertation on the poetics of memory in the poetry of Seamus Heaney in the English department at the Hebrew University and will take up a position as a post- doctoral researcher in the Apartheid Stops project. She will be researching the notion of exile in the poetry of five South African poets; Dennis Brutus, Keroapetse Kgotsitsile, Mazisi Kunene, Mongane Serote, Arthur Nortje and Breyten Breytenbach.

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Yair Hashachar

PhD Researcher
hashachar@gmail.com

Yair Hashachar is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds an MA in Cultural Studies from the Hebrew University and a BA in Psychology and in Amirim – the Humanities-based interdisciplinary honors program. 

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He has received various prizes and grants, including the Gina Shapira award in Cultural Studies and the Vital-Capital scholarship. Yair Hashachar completed his MA thesis in the framework of APARTHEID-STOPS, entitled “Miriam Makeba in Guinea—Deterritorializing History through Music.” As an PhD researcher, he is currently investigating the itineraries of South African jazz musicians, particularly in the context of African decolonization and pan-Africanism. His doctoral research deals with contemporary forms of "musical pan-Africanism" and their relation to earlier forms of pan-African cultural formations. Yair is also a musician specializing in jazz and West African music.

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Norma Musih

PhD Researcher

Norma Musih is a PhD candidate in the department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University writing her dissertation under the supervision of Dr. John Louis Lucaites.

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In her research, she traces a link between imagination and images in order to challenge the national imaginary through a close analysis of aerial, historical and activists photographs in Israel/Palestine. Her research is informed by her curatorial experience and activist engagement.

Norma holds a B.F.A from Bezalel Academy of Arts and an M.A (Magna Cum Laude) form the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her thesis: “Angels in the Skies of Manshiye: On Three Practices of Ruination: A Visual Genealogy,” was written under the supervision of Dr. Louise Bethlehem.

Norma published her work in English and Hebrew, and presented in national and international conferences. Her research have been generously funded by Indiana University and the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society, Villanova University.

 For a full list of presentations and publications see: http://indiana.academia.edu/NormaMusih

 

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Daniel Salem

PhD Researcher

Daniel Salem is a PhD candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is writing his dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Louise Bethlehem and Prof. Moshe Sluhovsky on the influence of exile on pan-African thought among African American and South African political dissidents during the Cold War. 

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He holds BA and MA degrees in History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His MA thesis analyses episodes of religious violence that took place in the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity. As a researcher on the APARTHEID-STOPS team he is currently engaged with the pan-Africanists Stokely Carmichael and Kwame Nkrumah and their role in the anti-apartheid movement.    

He holds BA and MA degrees in History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His MA thesis analyses episodes of religious violence that took place in the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity. As a researcher on the APARTHEID-STOPS team he is currently engaged with the pan-Africanists Stokely Carmichael and Kwame Nkrumah and their role in the anti-apartheid movement.    

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Linette Sandrouni Tretiak

Administrative Director
linettes@savion.huji.ac.il
Linette Sandrouni Tretiak is a MA student in the Department of Italian language and literature.
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Dr. Tal Sela

Postdoctoral Researcher
selatal20@gmail.com

Tal Sela is a specialist in African francophone literature. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Strasbourg in co-direction with the University of Tel Aviv.

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His thesis focused on “The African Francophone Novel at the Era of Independences (1950-1960). The Construction of a New Ethos of Author” (thesis defended on September 2017). Since October 2017, Tal Sela is a member of the group “Apartheid – The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation, 1948-1990” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he conducts a post-doctoral research.  

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Tal Zalmanovich

Postdoctoral Researcher
tzalmanovich@gmail.com

Dr. Tal Zalmanovich, a postdoctoral researcher in APARTHEID-STOPS, is a historian of Modern Britain with expertise in media and technology in the post-1945 era.

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She was awarded a PhD from Rutgers University in 2013. Her current research in the framework of the project examines how the lives and activism of exiled South African political dissidents as well as of British anti-apartheid activists circulated within British culture and impacted on race relations in Britain in the second half of the 20th century. A second project looks into the rhetorical and political function of narratives of interracial love published during the apartheid and post-apartheid era. Prior to her academic career she was a journalist and is now a podcast host at the New Books Network.  

 

 

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