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HIGHER EDUCATION
 
-         B.A. with Magna cum Laude in Biblical, Classical and Islamic Archaeology & General Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1991
-         M.A. with Summa cum Laude in Islamic Archaeology (Special Program), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1996. Title: The Islamic Period in North Sinai – The Pottery Evidence (in English).
-         Visiting Student, Oxford University, The Oriental Institute and Wolfson College, 1999-2000
-         Ph.D. Summa cum Laude in Islamic Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2006. Title: The Road Inns (Khāns) of Bilād al-Shām during the Mamluk Period (1260-1516): An Architectural and Historical Study.
-         Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2005-2006. Title: Road Archaeology in Southern Bilād al-Shām during the Early Islamic Period
-         Visiting Scholar, The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago, September-November 2008
-         Researcher, ISF Project no. 849/03-25 (Urban Centers in “Eretz Israel” from the 6th to the 11th Centuries CE – Archaeological and Historical Evidence: Jerusalem, Caesarea, Ramla, and Tiberias as Case Studies), 2003-2007
-         Collaborator, ISF Centre of Excellence ―The Formation of Muslim Society in Palestine (ca. 600-1500 CE), 2009-2013
-         Member, Young Scholars Forum of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, from 2011
 
 
APPOINTMENTS AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY
 
-         Junior Staff Lecturer, The Institute of Archaeology and the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (1994-2004).
-         Junior Staff Lecturer, Special Program, Command and Staff College (1996-1998)
-         Junior Staff Lecturer, The Institute of Archaeology and the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Rehovot Branch (1997)
-         External Lecturer, The Institute of Archaeology and the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (2004 to 2009)
-         Lecturer, The Institute of Archaeology and the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (starting from July 1st, 2009)
 
 
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS/TASKS AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY
 
-         Assistant Curator, Collections of the Institute of Archaeology (1988-1993)
-         Caesarea-Project, assistant of Prof. Ehud Netzer (1992-1993)
-         Academic assistant of Prof. M. Rosen-Ayalon, The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (1992-1995)
-         Qedem Publications Committee, The Institute of Archaeology (2010/2011)
-         Collections Committee, The Institute of Archaeology (2010/2011)
 
 
SERVICE IN OTHER ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
 
-         Peer reviewing for Israel Antiquities Authority Publications (ʿAtiqot) (1998 to date)
-         Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (semester course on Islamic architecture, 2005)
-         Visiting Scholar, Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago (September-November 2008)
-         The Open University, Raʿanana. Scientific advising (2010)
 
 
OTHER ACTIVITY
 
-         Pottery analysis of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Excavations in Caesarea, 1979 (1992-1993)
-         Pottery analysis of The Ben Gurion University of the Negev Survey of North Sinai; project under the auspices of the IAA, towards the return of the artifacts to Egypt in accordance with the Peace Treaty (1993-1995)
-         Researcher and deputy curator of joint Israel Museum and IAA project “Jerusalem 3000” (1994-1995)
-         Field trip and pottery research in Egypt, special license granted by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority (September 1995)
-         Pottery analysis of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Excavations at Tzippori, Israel (1995-1996)
-         Emissary of the Collections Hall of the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the establishment and opening of the exhibition “City of David” in Johannesburg, South Africa (May 1996)
-         Pottery analysis of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Excavations at Ramla (1996-1998)
-         Senior staff researcher of joint Hebrew University – Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) project under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, titled: Urban Centers in “Eretz-Israel” from the 6th to the 11th c. CE – Archaeological Evidence: Jerusalem, Caesarea, Ramla and Tiberias as Case Studies (2003 to 2007)
-         Production (interview and video editing) of multi-media lecture by Prof. Bernard Lewis, Tel Aviv, March 1st, 2006 (http://islam-center.huji.ac.il/publications_e.asp)
-         Pottery analysis of the IAA Ijzim-Kerem Maharal Excavations (2004-2005) Co-organizer of lecture series Research Forum for Interdisciplinary Debate – Society, Landscape and Material Culture – The Land of Israel from the close of the Classical period up to the beginning of the Modern Era, on behalf of The Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies and the Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem, 2006-2007
-         Pottery analysis of the IAA Lod's Anglican Church Excavations (2007)
-         Pottery analysis of the IAA Hanayon Giv`ati (City of David) Excavations (2007 to date)
-         Participation at ARCHAIA, Training Seminars on Research Planning, Characterization, Conservation and Management in Archaeological Sites, Bologna, May 15th-17th, 2008
 
 
Field Work
 
-         Staff of the University of Pennsylvania (Landscape Architecture Dept.) Excavations in Caesarea, Israel (Summers 1992-1993)
-         Staff of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Excavations in Ramla, Israel (Summer 1996)
-         Staff of the IAA Excavations at Herod’s Gate/Flowers Gate, Jerusalem (2005-2007, pottery analyst since 1999)
-         Field survey of inns in Israel (1998-2002)
-         Field survey of inns in Anatolia, Turkey (September 2001)
-         Co-director of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Excavations at Horvat Minnim, Israel (May 2005, June-July 2006)
-         Staff of IAA Excavations in Mishmar David, Israel (Autumn 2006)
-         Co-director of The Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, The Hebrew Union College Excavations at Khān Hilu – Lod, Israel (May 2007)
-         Director of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Excavations at Tiberias, Israel (March-April 2009 to date).