Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
2011 PhD, Harvard University, Social Anthropology
2005 MA, Summa Cum Laude, Tel Aviv University, Sociology and Anthropology
2016- Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
2013-15 Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Research Fellow, Gonville & Caius College (Intermission 2013/4, 2014/5);
Affiliated Faculty, Division of Social Anthropology University of Cambridge
2011-12, 2013-15 Director of Undergraduate Programs, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
2011-12 Lecturer & Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
PUBLICATIONS and MANUSCRIPTS
Book & Special Issue
2020 The Mediterranean Redux: Ethnography, Theory, Politics, Special issue of History & Anthropology 31:1, guest-co-edited with Paul Silverstein (Reed College).
Ben-Yehoyada, Naor H., and Paul Silverstein, eds. The Mediterranean Redux: Ethnography, Theory, Politics. London: Routledge, 2022.
Reviewed The Mediterranean Seminar Review, Giovanna Summerfield. 15 February 2022
2017 The Mediterranean Incarnate: Region Formation between Tunisia and Sicily since WWII, University of Chicago Press.
Winner, 2018 Vinson Sutlive Book Prize in Historical Anthropology
Honorable Mention, 2018 William A. Douglass Prize, Society for the Anthropology of Europe
2019 Incorporare il Mediterraneo: formazione regionale tra Sicilia e Tunisia nel secondo dopoguerra. Translated by Nicola Pizzolato. Collana: Antropologia e cultura pubblica. Milano: Meltemi editore.
Reviews: Sant‐Cassia, Paul. 2020. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 26 (2): 476–77.
Di Rosa, Dario. La Ricerca Folklorica 75 (2020): 305–7.
Pollicino, Rosario. 2020. Modern Italy 25 (2): 231–32.
Candea, Matei. 2019. Mediterranean Historical Review 34 (2): 234–38.
Fiume, Giovanna. 2019. L’Indice Dei Libri Del Mese, October 2019.
Feinberg, Rebecca. 2019. American Ethnologist 46 (3): 347–48.
Loher, David. 2018. Anthropological Quarterly 91 (4): 1445–49.
Saitta, Pietro. 2017. Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, no. 3/2017: 507–8.
Refereed Journal Articles
2020 “Introduction: Remapping Mediterranean Anthropology.” History and Anthropology 31 (1): 1–21. With Heath Cabot (University of Pittsburgh) and Paul Silverstein (Reed College).
2019 “Di Altre Fratellanze?” VOCI Annuale Di Scienze Umane XVI: 65–88.
2018 “Where Do We Go When We Follow the Money? The Political-Economic Construction of Antimafia Investigators in Western Sicily.” History and Anthropology 29 (3): 359–75.
2016 “’Follow me and I will make you fishers of men:’ The moral and the political scales of migration in the Central Mediterranean,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI) 22:1, 183-202.
2014 “Transnational Political Cosmology: a Central-Mediterranean Example,” Comparative Studies in Society and History (CSSH) 56 (4), 870-901.
2013 “The Men Who Knew Too Much: Sardines, Skills, and the Labor Process in Jaffa, Israel, 1948–1979.” Focaal (67): 91–106.
2012 “Maritime Gentrification: Class Formation and the Spatial Aspects of the Labor Process in the Channel of Sicily, 1955-1990.” Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 41 (1): 43–73.
2012 “The Reluctant Seafarers: Fishing, Self-Acculturation and the Stumbling Zionist Colonisation of the Palestine Coast in the Interbellum Period.” Jewish Culture and History 13 (1): 7–24.
2011 “The Moral Perils of Mediterraneanism: Second Generation Immigrants Practicing Personhood between Sicily and Tunisia.” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 16:3.
In Italian: “I pericoli morali del «Mediterraneanismo». L'adolescenza pendolare/mobile/transnazionale/alla deriva dei migranti di seconda generazione fra Sicilia e Tunisia,” DAEDALUS, Quaderni di Storia e Scienze Sociali 5, 2014.
2018 “Time at Sea, Time on Land: Temporal Horizons of Rescue and Refuge in the Mediterranean and Europe.” In Migration, Temporality, and Capitalism, edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber and Winnie Lem, 63–79. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
2018 “Heritage Washed Ashore: Underwater Archaeology and Regionalist Imaginaries in the Central Mediterranean.” In Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Aesthetics, and Deployments of a Sea in Crisis, edited by Yasser Elhariry and Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, 217–39. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2018.
2014 “Mediterranean Modernity?” in A Companion to Mediterranean History, edited by Peregrine Horden and Sharon Kinoshita, 1st ed., 107–21. London: John Wiley & Sons.
Other Journal Articles
2021 “Follow the Relationship: a note on Jatin Dua’s Captured at Sea: Piracy and Protection in the Western Indian Ocean.” In: Hughes, Geoffrey, Naor Ben-Yehoyada, Judith Scheele, and Jatin Dua. “Forum: Piracy, Protection, and the Anthropology of Law at Sea.” Journal of Legal Anthropology 1, no. aop (June 1, 2021): 1–21.
2018 Comment on: Rakopoulos, Theodoros. Rakopoulos, Theodoros. 2018. “The Social Life of Mafia Confession: Between Talk and Silence in Sicily.” Current Anthropology 59 (2): 167–91.
2017 “From Connectivity to claims of relatedness: towards a historical anthropology of region formation beyond the modern divide,” in: Fiume, Giovanna and Naor Ben-Yehoyada. 2016. “A proposito di «A Companion to Mediterranean History».” Quaderni Storici 153 (3): 848–66.
2016 “L’economia della pesca di Mazara del Vallo in prospettiva storica.” Co-authored with Salvatore Cusumano, Vito Pipitone, Tiziana Polizzi, Raul Sanchez de la Sierra. StrumentiRes: Rivista online della Fondazione Res, Anno VIII, n° 1.
2013 “The Sea of Scales and Segments: Interview with Michael Herzfeld and Hashim Sarkis.” New Geographies 5: 59–80.
2011 “The Clandestine Central Mediterranean Passage.” Middle East Report, no. 261 (2011): 18–23.
2011 “Dead Reckoning, or the Unintended Consequences of Clueless Navigation.” «31» – Das Magazin Des Instituts Für Theorie, Der Zürcher Hochshule Der Künste 16/17: 104–13.
2008 “Of Bad Habits and the Blessings of Globalization: Sardines, Jaffa Fishermen, and the Israeli Fisheries Project 1948-1980,” Theory and Criticism 33, 14-33 (Hebrew).
2019 Review of “From Clans to Co-Ops: Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily" by Theodoros Rakopoulos, Journal of Anthropological Research 75 (4): 537–38.
2012 Review of Gilmour, David, The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples. H-SAE, H-Net Reviews.
2019 “Il Mediterraneo in corpo,” Dialoghi Mediterranei, Periodico bimestrale dell'Istituto Euro Arabo di Studi Superiori.
2018 “Mediterraneanist Anthropology,” in The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Felix Stein, Sian Lazar, Matei Candea, Hildegard Diemberger, Joel Robbins, Andrew Sanchez and Rupert Stasch.
2013 “La Tolleranza in Corso Umberto,” Dialoghi Mediterranei, Periodico bimestrale dell'Istituto Euro Arabo di Studi Superiori.
2004 “Dubitably an Immigrant Society” in: Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Program Journal Vol. 6.
2003 Co-editor, Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Program Journal Vol. 5.
2003 “Restless Settlers: the Declaration of Independence and the Prayer for the State’s Wellbeing,” Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Program Journal Vol. 5.
2002 “On Bourdieu’s Concept of ‘Hexis,’” Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Program Journal Vol. 4.
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, and AWARDS
2022 ISERP Workshop/Seminar, “The ‘Crime-Criminalization Nexus’ Seminar” ($8,828).
2021- Ricercatore Associato, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo (ISMed-CNR)
2019-20 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science ($49,500)
2020 Short Term Mobility Program, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (3,000 Euro)
2019 Humanities War & Peace Initiative Grant, for the project “The "War on Drugs" and the "Antimafia": The Crime-Criminalization Nexus in Mexico, Central America, and Sicily,” in collaboration with Prof. Claudio Lomnitz and Fernando Montero Castrillo ($5,000 of $15,000)
2019 ISERP Conference Grant, for the project “Ecologies of Remembrance: The Material Afterlives of Unidentified Death along the Central Mediterranean Migration Route” in collaboration with Profs. Brian Boyd, Zoë Crossland, Ayten Gündoğdu, J.C. Salyer ($8,000)
2019 Heyman Center for the Humanities, Faculty Fellowship Program Grant, for the project “Ecologies of Remembrance” ($8,000)
2019 ISERP Seed Grant, for the project “A Foot in Both Countries” in collaboration with Dr. Chiara Superti ($20,000)
2018 Heyman Center Fellowship 2018-19, Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University
2018-20 Research Collaborator, Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, to aid research on “Ecologies of Remembrance: The Moral Afterlives of Unidentified Death along the Central Mediterranean Migration Route,” co-Principal Investigators Marc Brightman & Vanessa Grotti
2017 Evans-Pritchard Lectureship, “Getting Cosa Nostra: Knowledge and Criminal Justice in Southwestern Sicily”. All Souls College, University of Oxford
2017 Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant, $13,440 for the project, “Mafias and the Antimafia in Sicily and Mexico” (with Prof. Claudio Lomnitz)
2017 ISERP Untenured Faculty Enhancement Award $3,000 for the project, “Mafias and the Antimafia in Sicily and Mexico” (with Prof. Claudio Lomnitz)
2016 Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, $18,000 towards the joint project (with Seth Kimmel, LAIC) “Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus”
2015-19 Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, #Gr. 9088 , to aid research on “Figuring the Mafia out: evidence, expertise and conundrums of justice in Sicily” ($19,965)
2015 Collaborator, ESRC Strategic Urgency Grant, “Transitory Lives: An anthropological research of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean,” Primary Investigators: Drs Kirtsoglou, Tsimouris, Pipyrou, Lyon and Knight
2014 Short Term Mobility Program, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (3,000 Euro)
2013-19 Ricercatore Associato, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per l’Ambiente Marino Costiero (sede di Mazara del Vallo)
2012 ACLS New Faculty Fellows Program (declined)
2011-12 Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
2011 AAA Society for the Anthropology of Europe Graduate Student Paper Prize
2012 Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence (For each of the three courses taught)
2010-11 Dissertation Completion Grant, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
2010 Visiting Researcher, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Maison René Ginouvès, Nanterre, France
2010 Summer Research Award, Teschmacher Fund, Harvard University
2009 Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
2009 Graduate Student Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
2009 Graduate Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
2009 Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Graduate Student Affiliate Research Grant, Harvard University
2007 Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship, Harvard University
2007 Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Pre-dissertation Grant, Harvard University
2007 Council for European Studies Andrew W. Mellon Pre-dissertation Award
2007 The Florence School on Euro-Mediterranean Migration and Development, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute and Università degli Studi di Firenze, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche
2004 Dean of Social Sciences Scholarship for Distinctive Scholarly Achievements, Tel Aviv University
2004 Sergio Grywac Prize for Dissertations in Jewish-Arab Relationships, Tel Aviv University
2006-8 Summer Fieldwork Research Grant, Teschmacher Fund, Harvard University
2002-4 Adi Lautman Fellowship, Tel Aviv University
2002 Bourse Linguistique du Gouvernement Français, Institut Français, Besançon
ANTH V2017 Mafias and Other dangerous Affiliations (Fall 2020)
ANTH UN3701 Crime and Punishment (Fall 2017)
ANTH UN2017 Getting the Mafia: Crime, Knowledge, and the Anthropological Imagination (Fall 2016)
ANTH UN3719 A Close-up on the Crises in Europe (Fall 2016)
ANTH GR5000 Spaces, Scales, and Routes: Historical Anthropology of Region Formation (Spring 2017)
ANTH UN1002 The Interpretation of Culture (Required for Major; Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2021)
ANTH GR6293 Specters of Organized Subversion (Spring 2019, Fall 2020 co-taught with Claudio Lomnitz)
GSAPP - A6797 1 Echoing Borders: The Production of Space Within New Paradigms of Citizenship (Spring 2019 co-taught with Nora Akawi)
University of Cambridge
Division of Social Anthropology, affiliated:
PhD/MRes Ethnographic Methods Course, “Archives” (2 sessions, Lent Term 2014, 2015, 2016)
BA SAN3: Foundations of Social Anthropology: Politics and Religion, “Social Relations as Politics” (four lectures, Lent Term 2015, 2016)
BA Europe Paper (lecture and seminar, “Mediterraneanist Anthropology,” Lent 2014, 2015, 2016)
Department of Anthropology, visiting lecturer:
Historical Anthropology of North Africa and Southern Europe (Fall 2011)
Anthropological Political Economy: Seminar (Spring 2011)
Conflict and Coexistence: Historical Anthropology of Israel/Palestine (Spring 2011)
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, instructor of self-designed Junior Tutorial:
Public and Academic Discourse on Honor Killings in the Middle East and Europe (Fall 2009)
Alexandria until the 1950s: the limits of Cosmopolitanism (Fall 2009)
Teaching the History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Youth Education in Israel and Palestine (Fall 2009)
Department of Anthropology, Teaching Assistant:
Food and Culture, Core Course (Prof. Theodore Bestor, Spring 2009)
Anthropology of Maritime Social Systems (self-designed Junior Tutorial, Fall 2009)
Tel Aviv University
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Teaching Assistant:
Introduction to Anthropology (2004)
Qualitative Methods (2004)
Intellectual and Historical Origins of the Social Sciences (2004)
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Giorgia Mirto, “the forensic, ritual, and political treatment of migrants’ bodies in Italy” (tentative title)
Member of Dissertation Committee:
Julia Fierman, “There Are Traitors Among Us: Loyalty and the Practice of Populist Fellowship,” 2018
Fırat Kurt, “Folds of Authoritarianism: Financial Capitalism, Political Mobilization, and Islamism in Turkey,” 2018
Madiha Tahir, “Grounding Drone Warfare: imperial entanglements, technopolitics, and ghostly states in the Tribal Areas,” 2020 (Ph.D. in Communications, Columbia Journalism School)
Tommaso Manfredini, “The multilingual grammar of illegalization: law, aesthetics and translation in the Central Mediterranean,” 2020 (Ph.D. in French/ICLS)
Peter Lagerqvist, “Deus Ex Machina: Movement, Autology, a Memory for Impossibility” (tentative title)
Gustav Kalm, “The Indirect Government of Foreign Direct Investment” (tentative title)
Danielle Judith Zola Carr, “The experimental development of permanent intracerebral brain implants to treat major depression”
Anna Reumert, “Shadows of the City: Towards an Anthropology of Blackness and Masculinity in Lebanon”
Zohar Elmakias, “Between a Minefield and the Temple: National, Theological, and Military Powers and Site-Making in Israel”
Dakota Straub, “Circulations of Underwater Sound Through Science, Industry, and the State”
Chloe Haralambous, “Holding Thermopylae: Contemporary Crises in European Sovereignty” (Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature)
Margaux Fitoussi, “The Lives of the Quartier Lafayette: An Historical Anthropology of French Colonial-Era Architecture in the Tunisian Present” (tentative title)
Joel Van de Sandt, “Security and Sovereignty in a Land of Encounters and Exchanges” (tentative title)
Amir Reicher, “New Age Colonialism: An Ethnography of Outpost Settlers in Judea and Samaria” (CUNY Graduate Center, Anthropology)
W. Gregory Odum, “Transnational Policing and Criminalization in Guatemala” (tentative title)
Rishav Kumar Thakur, “Queer relations and community-making under rightwing consolidation of frontier India” (tentative title)
Maxwell Grear, “Streaming the Reparto: Anticipated listening and the aesthetics of compression in inland Havana” (tentative title)
Marini Thorne, “Anthropology of domestic debt and credit”(tentative title)
External Reviewer and Jury Member:
Ambra Zambernardi, “Calar tonnara. Etnografia di una maricultura mediterranea,” supervisors Profs. Paola Sacchi e David Florido Del Corral, Psychological, Anthropological and Educational Sciences, Università degli studi di Torino
Gaëlle Troadec, “Une approche transnationale des filières de la pêche. Italie – France,” supervisor Delphine Mercier, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), LEST (Laboratoire d’Économie et de Sociologie du Travail, UMR 7317 CNRS – Aix-Marseille Université
MA Thesis Advisor
Meyer Horne, “European Black Activism and Black Death,” MA in European History, Politics, and Society (2018)
Shaiah Wren Emigh-Doyle (2018-19)
Director of Undergraduate Studies (Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022)
Chair’s Advisory Committee – expanded (March 2020-June 2021, Fall 2022)
Boas Seminar Committee, co-organizer (with Mara Green 2017-18, 2018-19; with Nadia Abu El-Haj 2022-23)
ARC Self Study Committee (2022)
Graduate Committee (2017-18, 2018-2019, 2021-)
MAO Committee (2016-17, 2017-18)
Benedict Books and Lectures Committee (Spring 2020)
2019 Respondent, “Provincializing Prohibition: Sociality, Local Knowledge, and Value Extraction across Drug Wars” by Fernando Montero Castrillo, Sheldon Scheps Workshop
2019 Respondent, “There is nothing around here for you” by Leslie Sabiston, Sheldon Scheps Workshop
2018 Participant, “Teaching With and Against Culture: How do we deal with culture in the classroom?” Organized by the Departmental Fellow for the Center for Teaching and Learning
2018 Respondent, Undergraduate Senior Thesis Symposium
2017 Respondent, “Self-Negation: A New Form of Capital?” by Fırat Kurt, Sheldon Scheps Workshop
Committee on Forced Migration (2020-)
Casa Muraro Vision Committee, A&S (Fall 2022)
2021 The Dynamics of Forced Migration and Interdiction Across the Mediterranean, Committee on Forced Migration, Columbia Global Centers (available here)
2020 “Book Talk: The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity,” talk by Prof. Darryl Li (Chicago), with discussion by Prof. Hisham Aidi (SIPA), sponsored by MEI
2019 “Ecologies of Remembrance: The Material Afterlives of Unidentified Death along the Central Mediterranean Migration Route” in collaboration with Profs. Brian Boyd, Zoë Crossland, Ayten Gündoğdu, J.C. Salyer
2019 “Defeated revolutionaries, lasting legacies: the afterlife of revolution in Dhufar, Oman, ” Talk by Dr. Alice Wilson (Sussex), with discussion by Prof. Mandana Limbert (CUNY GC & QC), sponsored by MEI
2019 “Roads, Race and The Making of India’s Northeastern Frontiers,” Talk by Prof. Malini Sur (Western Sydney University), co-orgnaized with Prof. Manan Ahmed, sponsored by Departments of History and Anthropology
2019 “Messy Histories: Dispossession and Resistance in the Western Galilee, 1950–1958,” Talk by Prof. Gadi Algazi (TAU), with discussion by Profs. Nadia Abu El-Haj and Gil Anidjar, sponsored by CPS
2019 “Tankers, Tycoons, and the Making of Modern Regimes of Law, Labour, and Finance,” Talk by Prof. Laleh Khalili (SOAS), co-organized with Christina Heatherton and Jordan Camp; co-sponsored by The Anthropology Department, MEI, IRCPL, The Racial Capitalism Working Group, and MESAAS
2019 “The ‘Permanent Crisis’ of Migration by Sea: Maritime Border Control as a Form of Persecution,” Talk by Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax (Queen Mary University of London), co organized with Nora Akawi; co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Studio-X Amman at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Columbia Global Centers Amman, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, the European Institute, and the Middle East Institute
2018 “Mafia and Antimafia in Mexico and Sicily,” March 23-24, 2018, Columbia University, with Claudio Lomnitz, Natalia Mendoza, and Fernando Montero
2018 “Routinizing Emergency: Bureaucracy as a security threat,” talk by Yael Berda (discussant: Brinkley Messick), Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University
2017-18 Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus: Eastern Mediterranean 11/17/2017, Central Mediterranean 02/09/2018, Western Mediterranean. 04/06/2018; Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (with Seth Kimmel, LAIC)
2017 “Seeing Like the Sea: The Politics of Solidarity and Pleasure aboard the Ships to Gaza,” talk by Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, Middle East Institute, Columbia University
2017 “Master Peace: The Politics and Policies of Violence as Difference in postwar Lebanon,” talk by Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University
2016 “A Conversation on Settlers and Natives,” talk by Raef Zreik, Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University
Review juror - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation:
Spring 2018, WATER URBANISM III: AQABA & VARANASI, UD Studio III/M.S. Urban Design
Fall 2018, Mapping Borderlands: Drawing from the Jawlan
American Anthropological Association
Contributing co-Editor, Society for Anthropology of Europe Section, Anthropology News (2017-19)
Reviewer for Journals and Presses
Bristol University Press
Comparative Studies in Society and History (CSSH)
Cornell University Press
Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology
HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
Helsinki University Press
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR)
Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)
L'Uomo società tradizione sviluppo
Mediterranean Historical Review
PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review
Radical History Review
Signs & Society
European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant 2020
Social Science Research Council, Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (2019, 2021 IDRF)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Proposal Assessor for the 2019 Insight Grants application
Council for European Studies (Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship Committee, Proposal Reviewer for the 22nd International Conference of Europeanists)
Vinson Sutlive Prize in Historical Anthropology (Committee Member, 2019)
Durham University (Junior Research Fellowship Competition)
Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (Junior Research Fellowship Competition)
Israel Science Foundation
REPRISE (the Register of Scientific Experts) for the following sections: Fundamental research;
Dipartimento per la Formazione Superiore e per la Ricerca, Direzione Generale per il coordinamento, la promozione e la valorizzazione della ricerca, Ufficio III
Research Foundation - Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, FWO)
Society for the Anthropology of Europe (Graduate Student Paper Prize Committee)
Washington University in St. Louis (Internal Review Board, External Reviewer)
Co-editor (with Jessica Marglin, USC), Mediterranean Counterpoints Book series, Berghahn Books and L-Università ta' Malta
Membro del comitato scientifico, Mediterranean Economies Report, Istituto di studi sul Mediterraneo - CNR
Maree. Itinerari antropologici, Prospero Editore, Novate Milanese
Antropologia della Contemporaneità (AdC), Ledizioni (Milano).
Rivista di antropologia contemporanea, Il Mulino (International scientific board member)
Mediterranean Review, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies
Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea
PANELS & CONFERENCE ORGANIZED
2016 “The Same Sea: The Mediterranean Aspect of The Israeli-Palestinian History,” Roundtable Co-organized with Diana Allan (McGill Univerity), American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN
2016 “What are we talking about when we talk about the Mafia? Futures of a contested term,” Panel Co-organized (with Theodoros Rakopoulos, University of Bergen), EASA Biannual Conference 2016: Anthropological legacies and human futures, University of Milano-Bicocca
2015 “Caius at Sea: a one-day interdisciplinary workshop about the seas and oceans,” Conference Co-organized (with Susan Raich and Sujit Sivasundaram), Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
2015 “Spaces, Scales, and Routes: Region Formation in History and Anthropology,” International Conference Co-organized (with and Emrah Yildiz, Ajantha Subramanian, and Vincent Brown), Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
2014 “Mediterraneanist Anthropology,” Roundtable Co-organized (with Paul Silverstein), American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2014 “Re-Inserting North Africa in the Mediterranean,” Co-organized (with Jessica Marglin), Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2011 “The Mediterranean, Criss-Crossed and Constructed,” International Conference Co-organized (with and Daniel Hershezon, Michael Herzfeld, Cemal Kafadar, and William Granara), Harvard University), Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Humanities Center
2011 “Movers of Things, Shakers of Borders: Circulators, Regulators and Constellations of Mobility,” Panel Co-organized (with Emrah Yildiz), American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans
2010 “Talk about Crossing the Sea,” Panel Co-organized (with and Daniel Hershezon), Council for European Studies at Columbia University Biannual Conference, Montreal
PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES, ROUNDTABLES, DISCUSSION
Invited Lectures, Discussions & Workshops
2022 Keynote Speaker, “Il Mediterraneo In Corpo,” The Mediterranean Sea as a battleground and a
space of encounters, workshop organized by the Universities of Genoa, Parma, and Napoli (L’Orientale) and Ermenautica – Saperi in Rotta, Malta University, October 2022.
2022 “As if you were brothers: the criminalization of ritual kinship,” Anthropology Symposium, Reed College.
2022 Panelist, “Saving lives, protecting migrants, and advocacy for humane cross-border mobility,” Series on Human Mobility, Agora Europe & NYU Remarque Institute
2022 Participant, “As if they were brothers,” Constructing Borders Workshop, Barriers and Borders Project, Columbia World Projects and the Centre for History and Economics, March 2022
2022 “The moral and political scales of migration in the central Mediterranean,” GLOPEM Master Course in “Anthropology of Humanitarian Interventions,” Università degli Studi di Catania.
2022 “Seaborne rites of Solidarity and their criminalization in the Central Mediterranean,”
Online workshop “Mediterranean Mobilities: Emergent hierarchies” Department of social anthropology and history, University of the Aegean and the Observatory of Refugee and Migration Crisis in the Aegean
2021 Panelist, “Maritime Radicalisms” Round Table, Radicalismo marittimo e antropologia dei mari, seminario curriculum antropoologico, ErmeNautica Saperi in Rotta, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
2021 Panelist, “Knowing Displacement: Narratives of Mediterranean Migration and the Myth of Fortress Europe,” Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University
2021 “Masso-Mafia,” in Iberian Connections 7.3 “Friendship, Kinship, and the Law – in the Mediterranean,” Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University.
2021 “Empire, Capture, and Commerce in the Indian Ocean” (in conversation with Jatin Dua), ciclo di seminari “Radicalismo marittimo e antropologia dei mari”, ErmeNautica Saperi in Rotta, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
2021 “Terraqueous Solidarities” (in conversation with Nikolas Kosmatopoulos), ciclo di seminari “Radicalismo marittimo e antropologia dei mari”, ErmeNautica Saperi in Rotta, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
2020 Roundtable participant “Italian Mediterraneans, 1800 – Present,” Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI)
2020 “The New Nomadic Age: Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration,” (in conversation with Yannis Hamilakis), Columbia Global Centers—Amman, Columbia University
2020 “Hospitality, Protection, and ‘protection.’” ErmeNautica Saperi in Rotta, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
2020 Discussant, “Forensic Oceanography: leggere le tracce liquide del Mediterraneo” Webinar (by Lorenzo Pezzani, with Filippo Furri), “mare amaro” ciclo, ErmeNautica Saperi in Rotta, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
2020 “Relics and the Reach of Relatedness through the Mediterranean Seabed,” Doctoral Seminar, PhD Program in “History, Anthropology and Religions” Department of History, Anthropology, Religions, Art and Theatre (SARAS), Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
2020 “Incorporare il Mediterraneo,” “mare amaro” ciclo, ErmeNautica Saperi in Rotta, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
2020 Discussant, panel “Economies and the social organization of violence,” Friedrich Katz Memorial Conference 2019-20, New Ruralities in Mexico: Phenomenology and Genealogies, Center for Mexican Studies
2020 “Visualizing Brotherhood: Mafia, Freemasons, and the changing criminalization of ritual relationships in Sicily,” Center for Law, History, and Culture, Gould School of Law, co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of Anthropology, and the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California
2020 “Specters of Brotherhood: Mafia, Freemasons and the changing criminalization of ritual relationships in Sicily,” Culture, Power, and Social Change Seminar, Department of Anthropology, co-sponsored by the Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA
2019 Roundtable Participant (via Skype) “Antropologia e Cultura Pubblica,” Università degli Studi Di Perugia, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scienze Sociali, Umane e della Formazione, Scuola di Specializzazione in beni demoetnoantropologici, Dottorato di Ricerca In “Scienze Umane”
2019 “A sea of scales : region formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II,” séminaire de l’Idemec – Méditerranée(s) connectée(s), UMR 7307 Institut d'ethnologie méditerranéenne, européenne et comparative, Université d’Aix-Marseille (Aix-Marseille Université – AMU & CNRS)
2019 “A Sea of Scales: Fishing and Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II”, Departmental Seminar, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
2019 “Divided We Drown: Underwater relics and the reach of relatedness in the Central Mediterranean,” Culture and Identity in Europe Consortium in the Philadelphia area, Temple Univesity
2019 “Italian antimafia criminal justice projects against Search and Rescue NGOs, Deviated Freemasons and Organized Corruption,” Thinking Europe Now University Seminar, Columbia University
2019 Vinson Sutlive Lecture: “The Mediterranean Incarnate,” Department of Anthropology, William & Mary.
2018 Participant, “Water/Mobilities” Workshop, Multiple Mobilities Research Cluster, New School for Social Research
2018 Discussant of “Borders in The Ocean: Identity and Otherness in the Italian Navy Ocean Diaries,” Emilio Cocco (Università degli studi di Teramo, Italy-American University of Rome), The Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium, Columbia University
2018 Participant at Manuscript Conference, Dr. Dimitrios Antoniou, The Mosque that Wasn’t There: Islam and the Politics of Imagination in Contemporary Greece, Program in Modern Greek Studies, Columbia University
2018 Roundtable Participant, Executive Session: “Mobility, Resilience and Resistance: Migration in Historical Perspective,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Jose (cancelled participation due to weather-related flight-cancellation)
2018 Roundtable Participants, Invited Session: “Borders, States and Territories in the Anthropological Imagination,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Jose (cancelled participation due to weather-related flight-cancellation)
2018 Roundtable Participants, Invited Session: “How to Blunder Well? A Roundtable Discussion of Ethnography’s Awkward Encounters,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Jose (cancelled participation due to weather-related flight-cancellation)
2018 Participant at Author’s Conference, Dr. Xenia Cherkaev, Personal Property: obtaining, totalitarianism, and a planned economy neoliberated, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
2017 New Directions in MENA Lecture, “A Sea of Scales: Fishing and Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II,” Program in Middle East and North African Studies, Northwestern University
2017 “Death of a Fishmonger: Patronage and Authenticity in the Colonial Economy between Gaza and Jaffa,” Department Colloquium, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
2017 New Books in the Arts & Sciences Series, with Mark Mazower, Konstantina Zanou, Jane Schneider, David Scott (chair)
2017 Discussant of “Jordan’s Long War: A Political-Economy History of the Secret Police,” Research Workshop with Pete W. Moore, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU.
2017 Member, Thematic Conversation: “Is There a Modern Muslim Mediterranean?” MESA Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2017 “The Mediterranean Incarnate: fishing and region formation between Sicily and Tunisia,” The Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium, Columbia University
2017 “A Sea of Cousinage: fishing, pipelines, and the resurfacing Mediterranean,” Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA
2017 “Seas of ‘Brotherhood’ and Fields of ‘Care’: refuge, rescue, and retribution in the Mediterranean and Europe,” public talk, Humanities Institute and the European Union Center of California, Scripps College
2017 “Is the Mediterranean’s seabed a grave? Underwater relics and the reach of relatedness,” Brown Bag Series in Archaeology, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University
2017 Respondent, “A Sensorial Archaeology of Undocumented Migration in the Mediterranean” by Yannis Hamilakis, The Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium, Columbia University
2016 Discussant (with Mark Mazower), “Techniques of the Body” – film by Constantine Giannaris and Mark Mazower, University Seminar in Modern Greek, Columbia University
2016 “‘Divided We Drown’: Relics and Relatedness through the Seabed of the Central Mediterranean,” “Displacement in Real Time: Contemporary Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN
2016 “A sea of scales: fishing and region formation between Sicily and Tunisia,” Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
2016 “Conjuring up the Sea: Historical Anthropology of Maritime Region Formation,” Global Maritime History Conference, University of Southern California
2016 “A flattened image of wealth: the role of anthropological imagination in anti-mafia investigations,” The Anthropology of Wealth Workshop, ERC Project on Egalitarianism (University of Bergen), Thessaloniki. Organizers: Theodoros Rakopoulos and Knut Rio
2016 “Seas of Brotherhood and Fields of Care: Political Cosmologies of Migration and Interception in the Mediterranean,” EU Border Care Annual Conference: Pregnant Crossings, Borderland Births: Morality, Care, and Control in the Migration Encounter, European University Institute. Organizer: Vanessa Grotti
2016 “Ship-napping: the relationship between patronage on extortion during the Sicily-Tunisia Fish War, 1960-1995,” Political Economy Seminar, Berkeley Center for Political Economy, University of California, Berkeley
2016 “Ship-napping: what the Sicily-Tunisia Fish War can tell us about the relationship between patronage and extortion,” NYU Political Economy Seminar
2016 “The Mediterranean Incarnate: fishing and region formation between Sicily and Tunisia” CUSAS, Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
2016 Participant, “The Intimate Sea: Jews, Families and Networks in the Mediterranean,” International Colloquium, Berman Center for Jewish Studies at Lehigh University, Lecce (Italy)
2015 Panel Discussant, “Morte e trasfigurazione degli area studies? Sugli spazi mediterranei di età moderna,” Scienze Politiche e delle relazioni internazionali (DEMS), Università degli Studi di Palermo
2015 Panel Discussant, “Wolfgang Kaiser. L'interculturalità rivisitata,” DEMS, Palermo
2015 “Maritime region formation, an example from the twentieth-century central Mediterranean,” Caius at Sea Conference, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
2015 “The Mediterranean from Image to Drama: Recipe for an Historical Anthropology of Region Formation,” Spaces, Scales, and Routes: Region Formation in History and Anthropology International Conference, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
2015 “Why do states abduct? Sicilian fishers, extortion, and geopolitics,” with Vito Pipitone and
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Petralia Sottana Applied Economics Workshop, Northwestern University and UniCredit & Universities.
2015 Keynote Panel Speaker, “The Mediterranean from Fresco to Drama,” 30th Annual Conference of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, with Busan University of Foreign Studies, Korean National Research Foundation(NRF), “Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean”
2015 “On state piracy: Italian fishermen, patrons, and police extortion,” with Vito Pipitone and
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Political Economy Seminar, Harvard University
2015 “The Same Sea: Jaffa, Gaza, and the Mediterranean Aspect of the Israeli-Palestinian History,” The Vantage of Porousness Colloquium, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge
2015 “’Follow me and I will make you fishers of men’: the moral and the political from the middle of the Mediterranean,” Anthropology department, University of Chicago
2015 “’Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men’: Italy’s Mediterranean horizon,” Department of Italian, Columbia University
2015 “Salvage as salvation: the moral, the political, and the scales of hospitality from the middle of the sea,” Senior Research Seminar, Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
2015 “How segmentation drowned in the ‘cultural unity’ of the Mediterranean,” Séminaire Approches critiques des études méditerranéennes, Université Paris I
2015 “’I can feel the mafia but I can’t see it’: an anthropology of forensic knowledge,” STS Circle at Harvard
2014 “’Follow me and I will make you fishers of men’: the moral and the political from the middle of the Mediterranean,” Anthropology department, National University of Ireland at Maynooth
2014 “How Migration in the Mediterranean is changing the Boundaries of Europe,” European Union Studies Program, Yale University
2014 “European Alliance or Mediterranean Affinity: Sicilian Transnational Politics Since World War II,” Cambridge Italian Research Network (CIRN) Symposium “Global Italy,” University of Cambridge
2014 Discussant, “Infrastructural worlds: a Workshop on Ethnographic Studies of the Built Environment,” Cultural Anthropology Department, Duke University
2014 “Teach Europe Seminar,” The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale
2013 “Transnational Political Cosmology: a Central-Mediterranean Example,” Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies
2013 “Transnational Political Cosmology: Sicilians, Tunisians, and The Trans-Mediterranean Spread of Conjured-up Kinship,” Senior Seminar, Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
2013 “What is the Mediterranean?” Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
2012 “La Guerra del Pesce a Mazara del Vallo: Antropologia storica della flotta Peschereccia 1960-1995,” Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per l’Ambiente Marino Costiero (Sede di Mazara del Vallo)
2012 “Segmentary Strategies and the Spirit of Transnationalism,” Brown University Department of Anthropology Brown Bag Series
2012 “On the European Economic Crisis,” Society for The Anthropology of Europe (SAE) Roundtable Luncheon, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco
2011 “The Mediterranean Incarnate: Fishing, Smuggling and Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since WWII,” Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bowdoin College
2011 “Arteries in a Transregional ‘Body’: The Algeria-Italy Gas Pipeline Construction, Mediterranean Visions, and the Tunisian Revolution,” Transregional Middle East Anthropology: Old Geographies, New Histories, Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2011 “Dead Reckoning: Path, the Voyage, Movement and Migration in a Global World,” The Institute for Critical Theory at the Zurich University of the Arts; the Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich
2011 “Segmentation Across Borders: Contested Casting Between Sicilians and Tunisians,” New Directions in The Anthropology of Europe: The SAE Student Prize Paper Discussion, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal
2011 “Cast thy Neighbor as thy Kin: Sicilians, Tunisians, and the trans-Mediterranean spread of Conjured-up Kinship,” Invited Session (SUNTA/ALLA): Temporalities of Transnationalism and Diaspora: Traces and Legacies of Sociocultural Life Across Border, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal
2011 “Two Premature Rumors of the Mediterranean’s Death,” Center for Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
2011 “The Mediterranean Incarnate,” Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Humanities Center, Harvard University
2011 “’Pirates’ of the Mediterranean: Region-Forming and Illicit Mobility in Contemporary Times,” Odysseys Lunchbox Lecture Series, New Geographies Lab, Mediterranean Society Student Group, Harvard Graduate School of Design
2011 “Qui a gentrifié les gentrificateurs? « La Guerra del Pesce » et la régionalisation du canal de Sicile,” Séminaire “Transméditerranées,” Centre de Recherches Historiques, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
2011 “The Unbecoming Revival of the Mediterranean: Fishing Wars, Smuggling, and the Regional Politics in the Channel of Sicily since WWII,” Departmental Seminar, Department of Maritime Civilizations, Haifa University
2011 “The Premature Rumors of the Mediterranean's Death: Fishing Wars, Networks of Mobility, and Regional Politics in the Channel of Sicily since WWII,” Departmental Seminar, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2010 “Who Gentrified the Gentrifiers? Examples from Coastal Kibbutzim and Expansive trawling in the Channel of Sicily,” Political Sociology Workshop, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University
2010 Participant, Mediterraneanisms, Remarque Institute, New York University, Florence, Italy
2009 “The Seafarers’ Predicament: Fishing, self-acculturation, and the stumbling Zionist colonization of the Palestinian Coast in the Interbellum Period,” Towards Jewish Maritime Studies Conference, The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, UK
2009 “Of short-cuts and the Longue durée: Cultural Politics in a Sicilian Fishing Town,” Enclaving Identity, Remaking Borders, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
2009 Respondent, “Palestinian Water: Resources, Use, Conservation, Climate Change and Land Use” by Marwan Hassan, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Water and the Environment, Harvard University
2009 “The Conflict Approached from the Sea,” Course on the history of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Prof. Dana Sajdi), Boston College
2008 “Il Mediterraneo è una Cosa Nostra?” Ethnicities Seminar (Prof. Berardino Palumbo), Università degli Studi di Messina
2008 “Palestina e Israele – A Quando la Pace?” Conference on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Università degli Studi di Catania, Sede di Ragusa
2007 “Conceptual debate on Nationalism and Trans-nationalism in South East Europe,” Nationalism in a trans-national Context, European Studies Centre, St Antony’ College, Oxford University
2005 “Jaffa Port: Globalization in the Backyard,” International Workshop on Globalization, Unification and European Cities, Centre for the Studies of European Politics and Society, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2004 “David Perlov and the Documentary- ‘Fishermen in Jaffa 1960,’” Visual Anthropology Workshop, Tel Aviv University
2003 “Once And For All? The Religious Debate around Jewish Redemption and Israeli Independence,” Annual Rector’s Adi Lautman Colloquy, Tel Aviv University
Papers and Presentations
2022 Panelist: “'Terror Trials: Life and Law in Delhi's Courts' - A Book Discussion with Mayur Suresh,” Roundtable, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (Virtual), Seattle
2019 “Of Other Brotherhoods: Mafia, Freemasons, and the Changing Criminalization of Ritual Relationships in Sicily,” Social Science Seminar, Institute for Advanced Study
2019 “Divided We Drown: Relics and the Reach of Relatedness through the Mediterranean Seabed,” Panel III – Vicissitudes of remains, “Ecologies of Remembrance: The Material Afterlives of Unidentified Death along the Central Mediterranean Migration Route”
2017 Organizer (Part I) & Presenter (Part II), Double Panel: “Anthropology at Sea,” Roundtable, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2017 Introducer, Panel: “Provocations of European Ethnology Twenty Years Later: Probing the Limits of the Ethnographically Knowable,” Roundtable, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2017 Discussant: “Mediterranean Crossings and Tunisian Settlements, 1881-2015” MESA Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2016 Discussant, Panel: “Territory, Knowledge, Motion: Materials and Politics on the Move,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis
2015 “Time at Sea: Temporal Horizons of Rescue and Its Avoidance in the Central Mediterranean,” Panel: Migration’s Discrepant Temporalities, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver CO
2015 Discussant, Panel: “Mediterranean Encounters: The Incommensurability of Difference,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver CO
2015 Discussant, Panel: “Citizenship at the End of Empire: Navigating Sovereignty and Loyalty in the Late Ottoman, British, and Habsburg Empires,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York NY.
2014 Presenter, “Maritime Anthropology Revisited,” Roundtable, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2014 “A Maghreb’s Modern Mediterranean,” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2014 “The Mediterranean trawler, or the world upside-down,” Panel: Humanity at sea: hybridity and seafaring, Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth Decennial Conference, Edinburgh
2013 Discussant, Panel: “Horizons in the Anthropology of Transportation,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago
2013 “Holy Mass on the High Seas: ‘Fishers of Men’ in the Mediterranean,” Panel: Crises, Futures, Publics: Europe from the Margins, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago
2010 “Maritime Gentrification? Seafaring and the Channel of Sicily since World War II,” ‘Salty’ Geographies: Subaltern maritime networks, spaces and practices, University of Glasgow
2010 “Ways with words, Ways with Boats: the formation of subjects and value in the Channel of Sicily,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans
2010 “« La Guerra del Pesce » et la régionalisation du canal de Sicile.” Atelier Doctorale « La construction de l’espace méditerranéen», Ecole Française de Rome
2010 “The Moral Perils of Mediterraneanism.” Council for European Studies at Columbia University Biannual Conference, Montreal, Canada
2010 “Mediterranean Unbecoming: Fishing and the Mediterraneanization of the Channel of Sicily since WWII,” Council for European Studies at Columbia University Biannual Conference, Montreal, Canada
2007 “The Landed Subalternity of the Superior Seafarers: Tunisians and Sicilian Clandestine in the Sicily Channel,” ‘Activism and the State of Neoliberlism’ Graduate Conference, Central European University, Budapest
2006 “Bourdieu in Jaffa: When Cultural Reproduction Impedes Social Reproduction,” Practicing Pierre Bourdieu: In the Field and Across the Disciplines, University of Michigan
2006 “Two Competing Trans-Nationalisms: the Struggle for Modern Fishing in Palestine, 1936-1948,” (Trans)nationalism in the Mediterranean, European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford University
2006 “Fishing for the Past: Jaffa Fishermen’s Collective Amnesia and the long lost heyday of Palestinian trawling,” Israeli Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
2005 “The Men who Knew Too Much- Jaffa Fishermen and the Zionist Modernization Project,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC
2005 “Jaffa Fishermen, the State and the Colonial Labor Process,” Israeli Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
2004 “Exclusionary Incorporation of Labor Migrants’ Children in a Tel Aviv Elementary School,” Israeli Association for the Study of Language and Society Annual Meeting
Hebrew – native
English – fluent
Italian – spoken: fluent; written-fluent; Sicilian -- advanced
French – advanced
Arabic – spoken: Palestinian- advanced, Tunisian- advanced; written- proficient
ORGANIZATIONAL & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
2007-08 Animatore Culturale, Villaggio della Solidarietà “Voci dal Mediterraneao,” CARITAS Diocesana, Mazara del Vallo
2002-03 Instructor, Joint Jewish-Arab Urban History class, Windows Channels for Communication
1993-99 Volunteering Instructor, Seagoing Sailing Dinghies, Tel Aviv Sea-Scouts
2002 Volunteering tutor, Day center for Labor Migrants’ Children, Bijalik School, Tel Aviv
1999-2005 Yacht Instructor and skipper, Sea-Gal Yacht Club, Hertzelia
1999-2000 Skipper, Transatlantic Crossing, S/Y Jullienna, Gibraltar- Saint Vincent (West Indies)
1992 National sailing Championship, Israel, 1st place Swallow Class
2002, 03 National sailing Championship, Israel, 1st place Cruisers Class