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I am Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University and a Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University.  My research examines the impact of globalization on national identity and citizenship.  


One longstanding interest concerns the consequences of the permissive shift in states' relation to dual citizenship. Other projects I am currently working on examine related questions, including: What drives the acquisition of investor visas by millionaires in developing countries? Do people equate international travel with high social status? Are citizenship and national identity coming to be viewed in an instrumental manner, losing some of their sacred character? What is the role of rituals and ceremonies in national identity? 

My book, Citizenship 2.0: Dual Nationality as a Global Asset (Princeton University Press), came out in 2019. The book analyzes and compares the dynamics of dual citizenship in three cases: EU citizenship in Israel, Hungarian citizenship in Serbia and U.S. dual nationality in Mexico. The book sheds light on the global trend of strategic citizenship, and explores its implications for ethnic and national identities, immigration and inequality. 

Upcoming talk:

"Rites of Nation in Crosscultural Contexts: Exploring The Effect of National Rituals in Israel and the U.S."

Cultural Politics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Seminar, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University 

December 2, 2021 at 2pm EST

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Photo by Henrique Pacini