Areas of Specialisation:
and Anthropology of Religion, Charismatic Movements, Text-based communities,
Martyrdom, Religion and Death, Miracles and Visions, Cultural Theory and
Hermeneutics, Ultra-Orthodoxy in Israel, Qualitative methods is sociology and
anthropology, Religion and Economic Life, Cultural and Sociological aspects of
Work, The Cults of the Virgin Mary in Israel
2007-2010 Fundamentalism in Transition. Reasearch Grant, the
Israeli Science Foundation (ISF).
Fundamentalism in Israel. Reasearch Grant, Memorial
Foundation for Jewish Culture.
2004-2007. Authority and Power in
the Haredi Community. The Van Leer Institute. Jerusalem
(with Dr. Kimmy Caplan).
2004-2006 Fundamentalism in Crisis:
The manifestation of Intergenerational Tensions through sacred texts in the
Israeli Haredi community. Research Grant, the Israel Foundation
2004-2005 Fundamentalism and the Yeshiva World.
Research Grant, The Shaine Centre for Research in Social
2004-2007 Democratization and the Politics of Inclusion
and Exclusion: Civil society and Citizenship, Welfare, Markets and Culture.
The Truman institute. Hebrew University, Jerusalem (With Prof.
Mario Sznajder) .
2002-2004 Research Project on ZAKA (Disaster Victim
Identification Teams): A Unique Haredi Organization or a New Militaristic Model?
The Harvey L. Silbert Centre for Israel Studies (With Prof. Eyal
2000-2003 Cambridge Research Project:
Fundamentalism and Secularism: The Study of Religious Struggle in the Global
Present,. CRASSH (Centre for research in Arts, Social Sciences and
Humanities), Cambridge, UK. (with Dr. David Lehmann and Prof. Bryan Turner,
University of Cambridge, UK).
2002-2004 Religious Resurgence:
Comparative Perspectives (Islam, Judaism and Christianity). The
Van Leer Institute, (With Prof. SN. Eisenstadt)..
2002-2003 The Miracle in Worldly Practices: The Case of
Ultra-Orthodoxy (Lithuanians) in Israel. The Levi Eshkol Institute for
Economic, Social and Political Research
Views of Military Service in Contemporary Israel, with Prof. Eyal Ben Ari,
Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University. The Harvey L. Silbert
Centre for Israel Studies.