Ayelet Harel-Shalev, Ph.D.


Ben-Gurion Univeristy of the Negev

Country: Israel

About Me:

Ayelet Harel-Shalev is 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. Harel-Shalev is the author of The Challenge of Democracy: Citizenship, Rights, and Ethnic Conflicts in India and Israel – 2013, Cambridge University Press and Foundation Books, India. Her academic interests include Feminist IR; Women and War; Ethnic Conflicts and Democracy; Minority Rights; and Religion and Politics. Her recent publications include “Bringing Women’s Voices Back, in: Conducting Narrative Analysis in IR” 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).

Research Interests

Gender and Politics

Comparative Democratization

Political Psychology

Conflict Processes & War

Specific Areas of Interest

Feminist International Relations

Women's Rights


Critical Military Studies

Religion & Politics

Ethnic Politics

Countries of Interest



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