Pinpointing the Point of Conflict
Dr. Areej Sabbagh-Khoury was born and raised in the village of Mi’ilya in the Galilee. She completed all of her degrees at Tel Aviv University and joined the Hebrew University following postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University, New York University, Brown University and Tufts University.
Her research focuses on the political and historical sociology of Israeli and Palestinian societies. She explores the interactions between different aspects of Zionist history and ideology vis-à-vis liberal and social ideologies.
Dr. Sabbagh-Khoury employs unique research approaches involving a critical methodology of archives and oral history which is considered innovative in the Palestinian-Israeli context. Using these approaches, she further probes the collective memory and citizenship of Palestinians in Israel, with a particular focus on Palestinian women and the challenges they face in entering the political leadership of their communities.
"I feel that the Hebrew University aspires to have people with many different opinions and from different backgrounds. This fosters academic excellence and triggers social change."