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NCJSS welcomes Henriette Dahan


Henriette Dahan

The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Henriette Dahan. Professor Dahan is an Israeli Senior Lecturer of political science and the founder of the Gender Studies Program at Ben Gurion University. She is one of the founders of the Mizrahi feminist movement and one of the leading theorists of Mizrahi feminism. She completed her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the Hebrew University in the Department of Political Science. Dahan is a researcher of political thought, feminist theory, the interplay between gender and politics, globalization and postcolonialism. She founded and served as the head of the Gender Studies Program at Ben Gurion University and lectures at the Social and Economics College. She is a member of the National Press Council and the Public Committee for Education in Israel and served as an adviser to the IDF and the Municipality of Be'er Sheva on women's issues. She is a member of the human rights organization B'Tselem board of directors, and on the steering committee of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies. She is a founder and executive committee member of the Alternative Information Center and a member of the board of the Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow Coalition.


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