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Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications
 
I. Curriculum Vitae

 

Higher Education
-     BA, Tel-Aviv University, Political Science and General History, 1993-
      1996, graduating summer 2006                                                                                                           

-         MA, The Hebrew University, Political Science and International Relations,
      1997-2000, graduating summer 2000

-         Ph.D., Boston College, Sociology, 2001-2004, graduating spring 2004

Scholarly Positions and Activities outside the University
Reviewer of Articles

- British Journal of Political Science

- Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement  
  Research

- Comparative Politics

- Media, War and Conflict
- Journal of Conflict and Communication Online

- Terrorism and Political Violence

- Political Studies

- International Studies Quarterly

- Civil Society and the Third Sector in Israel

- Politika

- Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change

 
Reviewer of Books

- International Journal of Middle East Studies (Yoram Peri, Generals in the Cabinet Room, USIP Press, 2006)

- Collective Behavior Social Movements Critical Mass Bulletin (Stuart A. Wright, Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing, Cambridge University Press, 2007)

- Research in Political History (Philip Jenkins, Decade of Nightmares – The End of the Sixties and the Making of   Eighties America, Oxford University Press, 2006)
- Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement  
 Research (Rory McVeigh, The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan, University of Minnesota Press, 2009)
 
Reviewer of Book Proposals

- Routledge

 
Editorial advisory board member

- Civil Society and the Third Sector in Israel

 
Academic Ranks and Tenure in Institutes of Higher Education

Year

Institution(s)

Rank

2007 -

Department of Political Science, the Hebrew University

Assistant Professor

2006 - 2007

·        Department of Political Science, the Hebrew University

·        School of Political Sciences, Haifa University

Adjunct

2005-2006

  • Lauder School of Governance, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
  • Ben Gurion University. Department of Politics and Governance
  • Department of Political Science,  the Hebrew University

Adjunct

 

2004 - 2005

  • Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace
  • The Hebrew University. Department of Political Science

Research associate /

Adjunct

1999-2001

Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace

Research associate

 

Active Participation in Scholarly Conferences

 

Conference

Place and Dates

Presentation Title

Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association

San Francisco (August 2009)

Panel organizer and presider: (Political Opportunities, Framing Process, and Contentious Politics in Highly Repressive Settings – with Paul Almeida)
 

Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association

San Francisco (August 2009)

Spirals of Opportunity and Threat and Movement—Countermovement Interaction in Deeply Divided Societies (with Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler)
 

Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

Chicago (April 2009)

From Politics of the Disengagement to Disengagement Politics: A Relational Approach to Political Radicalization
 

Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association

Boston (August 2008)

Cultural Grammars and the Dynamics of Contention in the

Chechen and Palestinian National Movements (with Hank Johnston)
 
Annual meeting of the Israeli Political Science Association
 

Beit Berl College (May 2008)

Plenary Chair: “Political Protest”

Collective Behavior and Social Movements (ASA Section) Workshop on Social Movement Cultures, Strategies, and Outcomes
 

Hofstra University (Long Island) August 2007

The Meaning-laden Dialectic of Political Opportunities and Threats: Evidence from the Occupied Territories

Annual meeting of the Graduate Conference in Political Science in memory of Yitzhak Rabin. Panel Chair
 

Haifa, December 2006

Social Movements and Political Culture: Between Agency and Structure.

NATO sponsored conference “Security through Science: Scientific Collaboration for Defense against Terrorism.”
 

Konstanz,

Germany,

April 2005.

Demystifying Political Terrorism – A Social Movement Approach for Knowing the ‘Unwanted Child’.

Israeli Arab Center: Ten Years for the Israeli Jordanian Peace Process. 

University

of Haifa,

December 2004.

Framing the ‘Other’: Israeli and Jordanian Mutual Images in the News Media. (with Gadi Wolfsfeld and Wasfi Kailani)
 

Annual Meeting of the Israeli Political Science Association

Beer Sheva,

March 2004

Constructing Political Opportunity – 1987: The Palestinian Year of Discontent.
 

Annual Meeting of the Israeli Association for Language and Society

Jerusalem,

June 2003

A Palestinian State – Yes or No? The Construction of Public Discourse in Israel over the Print News Media. (Together with Samuel Peleg)

 

Scholarships, Awards, Research Grants, etc.

2010
Research Grant from US National Science Foundation ($109,000)
with Gregory Maney
 
2009
Research grant from Levi Eshkol Institute for Social, Economic and Political Research in Israel Grant ($2,000)
 
2008
Reseach grant from Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Yeshuv and the State of Israel ($1,500)

Book award of the Israeli Political Science Association for outstanding book in English on Israeli Politics

   Golda Meir Fellowship

Research grant from Levi Eshkol Institute for Social, Economic and Political Research in Israel Grant ($3,000)
 
2005 - Senior Research Associate, Media Research and Action Project, Boston College
 
2003
Dissertation Grant, School of Arts and Sciences, Boston College ($18,500)
 
2000
MA Thesis Distinction Fellowship, the Hebrew University ($2,500)
 
 
Teaching

 

Title

Year

Type

Level

Research Methods and Statistics

2009 -

Mandatory

Undergraduate

The Struggle for Seattle: Transnational Social Movements

2007-2009

Seminar

Graduate

The Israeli Political System

2006-2007

Mandatory

Undergraduate

Theories and Approaches in Protest Politics

2006-2009

Seminar

Undergraduate

Media and Political Conflict

2006-2007

Mandatory

Undergraduate

Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution

2006-2009

Elective

Undergraduate

Politics of Protest in Israel

2004-2007

Elective

Undergraduate

Cleavages and Conflicts in Israel

2005-2007

Mandatory

Undergraduate

Israeli Politics and Society

2005-2006

Mandatory

Undergraduate

The Role of News Media in Post-settlement Peace-Building

2005-2006

Seminar

Undergraduate

Political Terrorism – Characteristics, Dynamics, and Recent Developments

2004-2009

Elective

Undergraduate

Ideologies, Framing, and the News Media

2004-2006

Elective

Graduate

Methodological advisor

2004-2006

Mandatory

Graduate

 
 
II  PUBLICATIONS

 

Ph.D. DISSERTATION

 

The 1987 Palestinian Intifada – Cracks in the Israeli Second Republic. Boston College. March 30, 2004. Supervisors: William A. Gamson, Diane Vaughan, Charlotte Ryan and Robert Kunovich (426 pages)

 

BOOKS

 

Eitan Y. Alimi (2006) Israeli Politics and the Palestinian Intifada: Political Opportunities, Framing Processes, and Contentious Politics. London and New York: Routledge Studies in Middle East Politics (240 pages)

 
Ezrachi, Y., Kremnitzer, M., Choen, M., and Alimi, E. (2001) Israel: Toward a Constitutive Democracy. Jerusalem, Israel Democracy Institute Press (124 pages)
 
ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. and Liora Norwich (Forthcoming) learning from failures: why and how ‘scale shift’ failed to launch – evidence from the case of the Arab-Israeli land day? Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. (2009) “Mobilizing Under the Gun: Theorizing Political Opportunity Structure in Highly Repressive Setting,” Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement Research, 14(2): 219-237

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. (2008) “Naming A Child: On the Similarities and Dissimilarities between Social Movements and Interests Groups”, Civil Society and the Third Sector in Israel, 2(2): 29-52 (Hebrew)

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. and Lorenzo Bosi. (2008) “A Comparative Historical Analysis of the Process of Radicalization in the Case of the Weather Underground and the Provisional Irish Republican Army”, Journal of Research in Political History vol. 3: 273-292 (Italian)

 

 Wolfsfeld, Gadi, Eitan Y. Alimi, and Wasfi Kailani. (2008) “News Media and Peace Building in Asymmetrical Conflicts: The Flow of News between Jordan and Israel”, Political Studies, 56(1): 374-398

  

 Alimi, Eitan Y. (2007) “Discursive Contention: Palestinian Media Discourse and the Inception of the ‘First’ Intifada”, Harvard International Journal of Press and Politics, 12(4): 71-91

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. (2007) “Israeli Sociopolitical Arena and Palestinian Politics of Contention,” The British Journal of Political Science, 37(3): 433-453

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. (2007) “The Dialectic of Opportunities and Threats and Temporality of Contention,” International Political Science Review, 28(1): 101-123

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. (2007) “The Intifada and Israeli Society – Strategies, Opportunities, and Contentious Tactics,” State and Society, 6(1): 157-185 (Hebrew)

 

Alimi, Eitan Y., William, A. Gamson, and Charlotte Ryan, (2006) “Knowing Your Adversary: Israeli Structure of Political Opportunities and the Inception of the Palestinian Intifada,” Sociological Forum, 21(4): 535-557

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. (2006) “Constructing Political Opportunity – 1987: The Palestinian Year of Discontent,” Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement Research, 11(1): 67-80
 
Alimi, Eitan Y. (2006) “Contextualizing Political Terrorism: A Collective Action Perspective for Understanding the Tanzim,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 29(3): 263-283

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. and Samuel Peleg. (2005) “A Palestinian State – Yes or No? Constructing Political Discourse in the Israeli Print Media – An Experimental Design,” Conflict & Communication Online, 4(2)

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. (2003) “The Effects of Opportunities on Insurgencies,” Terrorism and Political Violence, (15)3: 111-138

 

ARTICLES, CHAPTERS, and other publications WHICH ARE NOT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

Alimi, Y. Eitan (2009) “Israeli Peace Movements: 1967—2008” The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present. Blackwell Publishers.

 

Alimi Y. Eitan, and Peleg Muli (2006) “A Palestinian State – Yes or No? An Experimental Design for the Construction of Public Discourse and the Promotion of Peace Journalism,” Igarta Research Monograph Series, Chaim Herzog Institute for Media, Politics, and Society (Hebrew)

 

Alimi, Eitan Y. (2006) “Re-conceptualizing Political Terrorism: A Collective Action Perspective for Analyzing the Tanzim,” in Fighting Terrorism in the Liberal State: An Integrated Model of Research, Intelligence and International Law, Samuel Peleg and Wilhelm Kempf, eds. Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press, Pp: 20-39

 

works written by supervised post-doc fellows

 
- Demetriou, Chares. (Forthcoming) "Political Radicalization and Anti-Colonial

Violence in Palestine, Ireland, and Cyprus," Social Science History

 

Demetriou, Chares. (2009) "The Realist Approach to Explanatory Mechanisms in Social Science," Philosophy of the Social Sciences (39)3: 440-462

 
Membership in Professional Associations

 

-   American Political Science Association

-   American Sociological Association

-   Collective Behavior and Social Movement Section of American Sociological Association

-   Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association

-   Israeli Political Science Association

-   The Movement and Media Research & Action Project

 

Extra-corriqiulum Activities

 

- Founder and moderator of the Work-in-Progress Forum of the Department of Political Science Department, the Hebrew University

- Media commentaries (Jewish Week; Ha'aretz, Israeli Public Broadcasting - Channel 1; Nana10 News)

- Conference panel organizing and presiding (Israeli Political Science Association; Graduate Conference in Political Science in memory of Yitzhak Rabin)

- Ph.D. instructor and committee member

- Department representative of Teacher—Student Forum

 

invited lectures and talks

 

2003 -     “Thoughts on the Past and Future of the Israeli—Palestinian Conflict” (Workmen Circle Forum, Boston, U.S.)

2005 -     “Political Protest and Transnational Activism” (Prime Minister Office personnel, Jerusalem, Israel)

2007 -     “The Dialectic between Ideology and Action – From Vadi Salib to the Democratic Oriental Rainbow” (Beit Avi-Hai Public Lectures Series)

2007 -     “Models of Leadership in Social Movements – The Case of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement” (Federman School of Public Policy and Governance)

2008 -     “On the Social roots of Political Instability” (Best of Hebrew University Friends – Ottawa, Canada)

2008 -     “Learning and Knowing Your Antagonist and the Prospects of Conflict Resolution” (International School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa)

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