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Ben-Gurion Univeristy of the Negev
Critical Security Studies, Political Science, women in the military, minority rights, Israel, India, minority women
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About Me

I am a senior lecturer in the Conflict Management and Resolution Program and The Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. She is also a research fellow at the I-Core excellence center for the study of conversion and interreligious relations.

My book of The Challenge of Democracy: Citizenship, Rights, and Ethnic Conflicts in India and Israel, was published by Lexington press (2010) and again in 2013 by Cambridge University Press and Foundation Books, India.

My academic interests include Critical Security Studies; Ethnic Conflicts and Democracy; Minority Rights; Religion and Politics; Feminist IR and Women in the military.

My recent publications include “Bringing Women’s Voices Back, in: Conducting Narrative Analysis in International Relations” International Studies Review (2016); with Shir Daphna-Tekoah, and “Gendering Conflict analysis – The case of Minority Women and Muslim Women’s Status in India”. Ethnic and Racial Studies. (2017).

I can be reached – here – and here – @harelayelet


Recent Publications

Daphna-Tekoah and Harel-Shalev, 2017. Beyond binaries: analysing violent state actors in Critical Studies, Critical Studies on Terrorism 10(2)

Harel-Shalev, A. 2017. Gendering Conflict analysis – The case of Minority Women and Muslim Women’s Status in India. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 40(12).

Daphna-Tekoah, S. and Harel-Shalev, A. 2017. The Politics of Trauma Studies – An Analysis of Women Combatants’ Experience of Traumatic Events in Conflict Zones. Political Psychology.

Harel-Shalev A., Huss, E., Daphna-Tekoah, S., and Cwikel, J. 2017. Drawing on Women’s Military Experiences and Narratives – Women Soldiers’ Challenges in the Military Environment. Gender, Place and Culture,

Harel-Shalev, A., and Daphna-Tekoah, S. 2016. “Bringing Women’s Voices Back In: Conducting Narrative Analysis in IR”. International Studies Review 18,

Harel-Shalev, A., and Daphna-Tekoah, S. 2016. The Double Battle – Women Combatants and Embodied Experiences in Warzones. Critical Studies on Terrorism Vol 9(2): 312-333.

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