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Dr. Regev Nathansohn



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  • 2017 - PhD, Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dissertation title: “Living in a Mixing Neighborhood: Reflexive Coexistence and the Discourse of Separation”. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29057.97124.

  • 2010 - MA, Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • 2006 - MA, Summa Cum Laude, Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University. Thesis title: “Shooting Occupation: Sociology of Visual Representation”. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.11441.89440.

  • 2000 - BA, Sociology, Anthropology and Political Science, Tel Aviv University.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

  • Visual Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Media and New Media
  • Digital Anthropology
  • Urban Anthropology and Anthropology of "Smart" Cities
  • Ethnic and Racial Relations
  • Engaged Research
  • Societies in Israel


I am currently conducting an ethnographic research on "Smart Cities". Please contact me by email for further details.


·      The Yossi Schiff Award (U. of Michigan, 2013-2014).

·      Graduate Student Award in Public Scholarship, The Arts of Citizenship (U. of Michigan, 2011-12, for the project: “Civil Participation in Filmmaking”).

·      Best MA Thesis for 2007, awarded by the Israeli Sociological Society.

·      Yonathan Shapiro Prize for MA students of Sociology (2002).


Edited Book

2013        Sociology of the Visual Sphere (primary editor; co-edited with Dennis Zuev). New York: Routledge. [Paperback published in 2015].

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

2019         “A Film Never Completed: Representing Social Relations in a Mixing Neighborhood”, Anthropology of the Middle East 14(1): 108-124.

2010         “Imagining Interventions: Coexistence from Below and the Ethnographic project”, Collaborative Anthropologies Vol. 3: 93—101. PDF

2010         “Soldier-Photographer and the Double-Bind of Photographic Practice”, Critical Asian Studies 42(3):437—440. PDF

2007         “Shooting Occupation: The Sociology of Visual Representation”, Theory and Criticism 31, Fall 2007, pp. 127—154 [in Hebrew]. PDF

2007         “Ways of Socio-Visualizing”, Visual Studies 22(1):87.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

2019           “Purifying the Description: Coexistence as Discourse of Separation in Haifa City Tours”, in Dafna Hirsch (ed.) Encounters: History and Anthropology of the Israeli-Palestinian Space. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House [in Hebrew]. Pp. 430—459.

2013           “Sociology of the Visual Sphere: Introduction” (primary author; co-authored with Dennis Zuev), in Regev Nathansohn and Dennis Zuev (eds.) Sociology of the Visual Sphere. New York: Routledge. Pp. 1—9. PDF

2012           “History in the Eye of the Present: Coexistence from the Bottom Up in Research and Practice”, in Rolly Rozen (ed.) Haifa: Between Reality and a Vision for a Shared City. Haifa: Shatil. Pp. 408—413 [in Hebrew]. PDF

2011           “Haifa Umm al-Gharib: History Notes and Memory of Inter-Communal Relations” (primary author; co-authored with Abbas Shiblak), in Mahmoud Yazbak and Yfaat Weiss (eds.) Haifa Before and After 1948: Narratives of a Mixed City. Dordrecht: Republic of Letters. Pp. 181—203. PDF

Guest Editor

2016            “Sociology as/of Visual Activism”, Special Sub-Section in Current Sociology 64(1): 83—156. PDF

Encyclopedia Entry

2013          “Visual Sociology” (with Dennis Zuev), in George Ritzer and J. Michael Ryan (eds.) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Blackwell Publishing, 2007. Blackwell Reference Online. DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405124331.2007.x. URL

Book Reviews

2019             Jaffa Shared and Shattered: Contrived Coexistence in Israel/Palestine, by Daniel Monterescu, Bloomington: Indiana University Press. In Israeli Sociology 20(1):122—124 [in Hebrew]. PDF

2014             The Jewish-Arab City: Spatio-Politics in a Mixed Community, by Haim Yacobi, Oxon: Routledge. In Israeli Sociology 16(1):190-192 [in Hebrew]. PDF

2013             Remembering Palestine in 1948: Beyond National Narratives, by Efrat Ben-Ze'ev, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In Comparative Studies in Society and History 55(02):514—515. PDF

2010             Erased from Space and Consciousness: Depopulated Palestinian Villages in the Israeli-Zionist Discourse, by Noga Kadman, Jerusalem: November Books. In Israeli Sociology 12(1): 249—252 [in Hebrew]. PDF

2002             Newspapers under the Influence, by Daniel Dor. Tel Aviv: Babel. In Israeli Sociology, 4(2): 516—518 [in Hebrew]. PDF


Participation in Peer-Reviewed Conferences in the past 2 years

2/2020             “Sociology and the Urban Algorithm: Challenges of Decoding Smart Cities”, the annual conference of the Israeli Sociological Society, Bar Ilan University.

8/2019             Reflexive Coexistence: Imagining and Practicing Solidarities in a Mixing Neighborhood”, IUAES Inter-Congress, Poznań, Poland.

8/2019             Co-organizer (with Christian Ritter) of a double session, titled “Mediating Travel Digital Media, Tourism, and the Cosmopolitan Self in a Hyperconnected World”, IUAES Inter-Congress, Poznań, Poland.

8/2019             Visually-Based Interactions: An Agenda for Visual Research in the Post Truth Era”, invited talk at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), NYC, USA. [declined].

7/2018             Ethnography and the Smart City”, EASST 2018 Conference, Lancaster, UK.

7/2018             Visual Research in the Post-Post-ism Age: Genealogical Considerations”, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada.

12/2017                      “Visual Activism in an Urban Periphery: Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities”, Intervention, Public Space, and Technology, The Technion, Haifa.

11/2017           Visualizing Urban Periphery: New Media and Old (Infra-)Structures”, American Anthropological Association, 116th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

9/2017             The Story of a Film Never Completed: Challenges of Scriptwriting and Visualizing Ethnic Categories in a Mixed Neighborhood”, the 8th International Conference on Popular Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, Tbilisi, Georgia.

1/2017             Co-organizer (with Omri Grinberg) of a roundtable, titled: “Breaking Silences in Israel”, the annual conference of the Israeli Sociological Society, Open University, Ra'anana.


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