Prof. Alisa C. Lewin

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Haifa and I am affiliated with the Center for the Study of Poverty and Social Exclusion. I joined the University of Haifa after completing my PhD at UCLA. I have also been a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago (2003-2006), and a visiting faculty at Stanford University (2018-2019). My primary research interests are in demography of the family, poverty, and inequality. Much of my research focuses on the link between gender, family and poverty.

Recently funded research projects include:

2020 Poverty in Times of Corona, funded by MOST – the Ministry of Science (with Michal Shamai)

2020-2023 Gendered Life Courses and Inequality among Older Adults, funded by the Israel Science Foundation (with Haya Stier).

2021-2022 Growing up in Poverty: Long-Term Effects of Childhood Poverty on Life Chances, funded by the Israel National Insurance Institute (with Haya Stier).

On-going research projects include:

2015-2018 Gender and Security, funded by the Israel Science Foundation (with Amalia Sa’ar and Sarai Aharoni).

2012-2015 Social Protest and the Poor, funded by MOST – the Ministry of Science (with Michal Shamai).

2012-2014 Living Apart Together, a study of demography of the family, funded by Israel Science Foundation.

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