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Research Fellows


Prof. David M. K. Sheinin

David M. K. Sheinin is Professor of History at Trent University (Canada) and the winner of the Trent University Distinguished Research Award (2017). The Student's Guide to Canadian Universities named him "Favourite Professor" at Trent. In 2017, Benjamin Bryce and David edited _Making Citizens in Argentina_ (University of Pittsburgh Press). In 2015, David edited Sports Cultures in Latin American History (University of Pittsburgh Press). With Raanan Rein, David co-edited Muscling in on New Worlds: Jews, Sports and the Making of the Americas (Brill, 2014) and in 2013, the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies awarded David The Arthur P. Whitaker Prize (best book in 2011-2012) for Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War (University Press of Florida, 2012).  The prize committee found that "like the best books in our field do, Consent of the Damned offers specific insights on a time and place (the Dirty War and its aftermath in Argentina) but also speaks to broader questions, in this case, the persistent challenges to establishing and maintaining an authentic and truly effective global human rights regime."

In 2005, David was appointed a member of the Argentine National Academy of History. In 2011 he was named "Amigo de Eloisa" by Eloisa Cartonera.  His books and articles include two short books on boxing and Argentine society, El boxeador poeta_ [The Boxer Poet] (Eloisa Cartonera, 2010) and El boxeador incrédulo [The Incredulous Boxer] (Eloisa Cartonera, 2011). David has held the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History (Library of Congress/American Historical Association), and in 2008 was named Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor in Latin American History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lester D. Langley and David are co-editors of the University of Georgia Press "United States and the Americas" Series.


Prof. David Tal

Professor David Tal is the Yossi Harel Chair in Modern Israel Studies at the University of Sussex. Professor Tal got his Ph.D. from the Tel Aviv University in 1995. He had taught at Tel Aviv University and was a visiting professor at Emory University and Syracuse University. In 2009 he was appointed as Kahanoff Chair in Israel Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada, and was the head of the Israel Program there. Professor Tal was a NATO research fellow (2000-2002), INSCT research fellow (Syracuse University, 2008-2013) and Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies research fellow (2011-2012, 2013-2014). Professor Tal specialized in Israel’s military and diplomatic history and US nuclear disarmament policy. He authored four books and edited two. His most recent authored book is US Strategic Arms Policy in the Cold War: Negotiation and Confrontation over SALT, 1969-79, (London: Routledge, 2017). He published about 40 articles and book chapters in the major journals pertinent to Israel’s military and diplomatic history and US foreign policy. His present project is the history of US-Israel special relationship from the early 20th century to the present. Cambridge University Press will publish the book.


Prof. Gideon Kouts 

Gideon Kouts is Emeritus Professor of Modern Jewish History, Culture and Communication; Head of the European Institute of Hebrew Studies at Paris 8 University, France, where he served as Head of the Cultures and Communications Masters’ Program and Head of the Hebrew and Israel Studies Department and its Research Unit.  He is the Editor of REEH- the European Journal of Hebrew Studies, and of Kesher-the International Journal of Jewish Press and Communications History Research published by the Institute of Research of Jewish Press and Communications at Tel-Aviv University  Senior international correspondent for the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation and “Maariv” daily and Honorary President of the French Foreign Press Association. Professor Kouts has also lectured at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1992-4).  His research focuses on Jewish Press and Communications History, as well as International Communications and Foreign Reporting, Propaganda and National Identity studies.  Among his books: News and History: Studies in History of Hebrew and Jewish Press and Communications , Tel Aviv University- Zionist Library-Bialik Institute , 2013 (in Hebrew); The Hebrew and Jewish Press in Europe- Select Problems in Its History, Suger University Press, Paris- London, 2006; Editors and Journals: Studies in History of the Hebrew and Jewish  Press , World Hebrew Union, Jerusalem, 1999 (Hebrew); La presse hébraïque en Europe: ses origines et son evolution de 1856 à 1897, (2 vol), Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, Lille ,1997 ; Les grands périodiques hébraïques en Europe, Maisonneuve et Larose, Paris, 1993; Book chapters and articles in scholarly journals published  in  Hebrew, French, English, Polish, Russian, German and Spanish. 


Dr. Gabriela Jonas Aharoni 

Gabriela Jonas Aharoni received her BA from the Department of Social Communication in Rosario University, Argentina. She later received an MA in Communication and Journalism from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD from the Faculty of Arts’ Interdisciplinary Program of Tel Aviv University. She currently teaching in the departments of Cinema and Television, and Liberal Arts and Sciences of Sapir College. Jonas Aharoni has already published several articles in academic journals, such as "Jewish Identities in Argentinian Television Fiction: the case of Graduados", in Jewish Film and New Media, "Telenovelas de época y cine: la intertextualidad como herramienta que construye segmentos de la memoria histórica argentina", in Nuevo Mundo Nuevos Mundos and "Globalización e identidades plurales en las telenovelas argentinas de fines de siglo", in. E.I.A.L. Her book "Argentinian Telenovelas. Southern Sagas Rewrite Social and Political Reality" published in October 2015.


Dr. Frédéric Krumbein

Dr. Frédéric Krumbein was a 2019 Taiwan Fellow at the European Union Centre at the National Taiwan University. Previously, he has worked as a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and as the managing director of the European Community Studies Association Germany. SWP is the think tank of the German government. He was also a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at the Free University of Berlin and the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Frédéric holds a PhD degree in political science from the Free University. He obtained his master‘s degree in international relations at the Institute of Political Science (SciencesPo) in Paris, France. His research interests include human rights policies of the European Union, mainland China, and Taiwan, and the philosophy of human rights.


Dr. Adrian Krupnik

Obtained his Ph.D. in history at Tel Aviv University. He previously studied sociology at the University of Buenos Aires. Currently, he is a fellow of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.  Adrián Krupnik’s research stands at the intersection of Latin American and Israel studies by uniting two strands of modern Jewish history: development and change in a Diaspora community whose members integrated successfully into the host society, and the evolving relationship of that community with Israel. He contends that return migration played a key role in Israel-Diaspora relations even though this notion had been excluded from the Zionist narrative. Argentine returnees from Israel represented a significant proportion of the total number of Jews in Argentina. Their Jewish identity, professional paths, and contributions to both the Jewish community and Argentine society at large were influenced by their experience in Israel. Krupnik draws from Israel studies, Argentine history, migration studies, sociology, oral history, and Israel state documents to expose the tensions that contributed to unreliable records of returnees and various conflicting narratives about them. During his stay at Universität Potsdam he published his book chapter Unsafe Havens for Jewish-Argentine Migrants: The Rise and Fall of the Third Peronist Government and the Traumatic Effects of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. His first book manuscript, “Between Two Homelands: Jewish-Argentine Return Migration from Israel, 1948-2006.” is currently under review.  

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