I have recently defended my doctoral dissertation at Yale University. My research revolves around education, work, and family life in modern Europe. I am not great with boundaries, though: I sometimes cross into the Middle East and Central Asia or go back to the eighteenth century. My work brings together comparative literature and comparative historical sociology to craft richer narratives of social change.

Since 2022, I have been away from New Haven on various fellowships. I was lucky to be in residence at the Open Society Archives in Budapest, the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, the Institute of Contemporary History in Ljubljana, the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, and the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon. My work takes me to libraries and archives throughout the continent, from the Iberian Peninsula to the Caucasus.

Through my teaching, I bring my interest in how people build their lives and make sense of the world to students of various backgrounds. To even wider audiences, I strive to write whenever my expertise can shed light on contemporary problems. I have been doing so in my native Hebrew, English, and an increasing number of European, Middle Eastern, and Eurasian languages.

Find me online

You can get a glimpse into my work by following me on Twitter. Longer posts are available on Facebook, though only in Hebrew. I sometimes post research insights on Substack (free for all). Feel free to email me: my email is FirstName.LastName@yale.edu.

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