Prof. Tally Katz-Gerro

University of Haifa

About me

I am a sociologist of culture, consumption, environment, and inequality. Since 2017 I serve as co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Poetics. I am honorary Reader at the University of Manchester, Docent at the University of Turku, and co-coordinator of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) in Israel.

NEW: Panel discussion on intersecting crises and sustainability (in Hebrew, min. 24:30) https://sapir.zoom.us/rec/play/lj2wRqdGeXhSf-6iatc7wgzVl1HyhILL-O2W-XTfvBQLlYxp-fHkpIPoi3_o2jVyrzgfQCAFP9BHD-dH.4ZhPrqEGilSt6FHo

NEW: Panel discussion on everyday life under Covid https://youtu.be/7nMAXt_mjrI

NEW: Blog on cultural consumption under pandemic restrictions in the UK https://discoversociety.org/2020/09/23/engaging-in-culture-under-pandemic-restrictions-where-do-we-find-culture-and-how-do-we-feel-about-it/

NEW: Panel discussion on post-corona culture and the arts https://youtu.be/sLhj3ZTJei4


Recent funded projects I am conducting include:

  • European inventory of societal values of culture as a basis for inclusive cultural policies in the globalizing world https://inventculture.eu/ (with a consortium of 9 countries, Horizon 2020 2020-2023);

  • Environmental sustainability in immigrant households https://www.sci.manchester.ac.uk/research/projects/environmental-sustainability/ (with Sherilyn MacGregor and Catherine Walker, The Leverhulme Trust 2021-2024);

  • The effects of culture and religion on food waste behavior in households (with Ofira Ayalon and Keren Kaplan-Mintz, Israel Science Foundation 2020-2023);

  • The intergenerational transmission of environmental habitus in Israel, Korea, and the United States (with Itay Greenspan and Femida Handy, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation 2015-2018);

  • Investigating the sustainability-migration nexus in Manchester and Melbourne (with Sherilyn MacGregor, Catherine Walker, and Leslie Head, Manchester Melbourne Fund).

Please see more details under RESEARCH.

A quick glance at recent research:

Household sustainability in Manchester

Cultural participation in Spain

The profile of visitors at cultural sties in Europe