Prof. Bashir Bashir

Senior Research Fellow

Prof. Bashir Bashir is a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Communication at the Open University of Israel. He teaches political theory. His research interests include democratic theory, liberalism, citizenship and nationalism studies, deliberative democracy, historical injustice and reconciliation, memory of the Holocaust and the Nakba, decolonization, Palestinian nationalism and political thought, and alternatives to partition in Palestine/Israel. His writings have appeared in English, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, and German.

At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute he co-edited, together with Prof. Amos Goldberg, The Holocaust and the Nakba: Memory, National Identity and Jewish-Arab Partnership, and with Prof. Guy Ben-Porat and Prof. Yossi Yona he co-edited Public Policy and Multiculturalism.

He is a member of the scientific committee of the Van Leer Institute Press and he previously directed the Institute’s research group titled Alternatives to Partition.

His current research focuses on intersections of “the Jewish Question” with “the Arab Question” and the ramifications of these intersections on the politics of Palestine/Israel, Arab nationalism, and Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in Europe. Part of this research appeared in the book The Arab and Jewish Questions, which he co-edited with Prof. Leila Farsakh (Columbia University Press, 2020).

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