Dr. Ruth Preser

Dr. Ruth Preser
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Accordion Title Biographical Info

Biographical Info

  • 2018- Tel – Hai Academic College, lecturer
  • 2017-2018 Tel – Hai Academic College, adjunct lecturer
  • 2014-2016 ICI Berlin - Institute for Cultural Inquiry, affiliated fellow
  • 2013-2014 ICI Berlin - Institute for Cultural Inquiry, post-doctoral fellow
  • 2012-2013 Humboldt Universität Berlin, The Institute for European Ethnology and the Trans-Disciplinary Gender Studies Program, post-doctoral fellow
  • 2006 -2012 Bar-Ilan University, Gender Studies Program, PhD
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Gender, intimacy and sexuality; body, identity and belonging: the production of categories of health and pathology; culture and psyche – seminar; exclusion, belonging and public formations; the politics of emotions; introduction to queer theory; object biography - introduction to posthumanism; gender and migration.

Accordion Title Awards


  • 2013-2014 - Postdoctoral fellowship, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin (€16,500)
  • 2012-2013 - Postdoctoral award, Bar-Ilan University (US$ 40,000 taken at Humboldt Universität, Berlin)
  • 2012-2013 - Postdoctoral fellowship, Open University (NIS 70,000 declined)
  • 2007-2011 - Doctoral excellence fellowship, Bar-Ilan University (NIS 160,000) 
  • 2011 - Distinguished PhD Research Award, The Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Center for the Study of Women in Judaism at Bar-Ilan University (NIS 3,000)
  • 2009 - Rector's Excellence Award, Bar-Ilan University (NIS 2,500)
  • 2002; 2003; 2004 - MA Excellence Awards, Bar-Ilan University's (total of US$ 5,800)
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Refereed Journals:

(2021) What Therefore Discourse Has Joined Together: Kinship, Performativity and Everyday Use of Public Space. Social and Cultural Geography, 22 (1): 58-75. [IF 3.606 Q1]

(2020) Intimate Violence. Mafte’akh – Lexical Review of Political Thought, 15: 155-162 [Hebrew].

- A short version appeared in: (2021) Israeli Sociology, 21 (2): 245-246 [Hebrew]

(2018) How to Be Feminist in Public. Feministiqa, 1 (1): 98-103.

(2018) The Lesbian Complaint: On Kinship, Genre, and Being Public. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 21 (2): 259-274. [IF 1.520 Q1]

(2017) Lost and Found in Berlin: Identity, Ontology and the Emergence of Queer Zion. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 24 (3) 413-425. [IF 2.032 Q1]

(2016) With Ronit Kark & Tanya Zion-Waldoks, From Politics of Dilemmas to Politics of Paradoxes: Feminism, Pedagogy and Women’s Leadership for Social Change. Journal of Management Education, 40 (3): 293-320. [IF 0.612 Q2]

(2016) A Methodology of Damage. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19 (1): 17-30. [IF 3.062 Q1]

(2014) Things I Learned from the Book of Ruth. Essay. Theory and Criticism, 43: 313-319 [Hebrew]

(2011) Coherent Deviants: Transformation and Transition in Life-Stories of Once-Married Women Who Chose to Live as Lesbians. Women’s Studies International Forum, 34 (2): 140-150. [IF 1.497 Q1]

Conference Proceedings:

(2016) With Amy Y. Ou , Neha Tripathi , Robert E Quinn , Ronit Kark , Josh W. Keller , Peter Ping Li , Bo Shao , Neha Tripathi , Nan Wang , Xiuxi Zhao and Tanya Zion-Waldoks, Dynamics of Paradoxical Leadership: Theoretical Frameworks & Empirical Evidences of Balancing. Academy of Management Proceedings, ISSN: 0065-0668

Refereed Book Chapters:

(2022) On Being Public: Feminism, Sexual Harassment and the Question of Palestine. In: Cristina Alcalde & Paula-Irene Villa (eds.), #MeToo and beyond. Perspectives on a Global Movement. University of Kentucky Press

(2017) Things I Learned from the Book of Ruth: Diasporic Reading of Queer Conversions. In: Manuele Gragnolati and Christoph F.E. Holzhey (eds.), De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts.  'Cultural lnquiry' (Series), Vienna: Turia + Kant, 47-65.

(2017) With Ronit Kark & Tanya Zion-Waldoks, Ironic Paradoxes: Feminist Pedagogy between Theory and Practice. In: Daphna Golan, Yona Rosenfeld and Zvika Orr (eds.) Bridges of Knowledge: Campus-Community Partnerships in Israel. Tel-Aviv: Mofet, 218-249 [Hebrew].

(2011) Relationships with Women/Lesbians. In: Tal Tamir (ed.), Women and Their Bodies: Our Bodies, Health, and Sexuality. Ben Shemen: Modan, 249-280 [Hebrew].

Review Essays [Invited]:

(2018) An Other Sex. Israeli Sociology, 19(2): 228-230 [Hebrew].

(2017) Un-learning to See Palestine. New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics, 89-90: 243-246.

(2015) With Chen Misgav, Israel/Palestine and the Queer International by Sarah Schulman with. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies: Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 11(1): 111-113.

(2013) Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Queerness, Migranthood and Nationalism in Cyberspace and Beyond by Adi Kuntsman. Israeli Sociology, 15(1): 182-186 [Hebrew].

Scientific Reports:

(2020) Bare Lives: Women without Status in Haifa and Northern Israel. Isha l'Isha, Haifa [Hebrew] file:///C:/Users/TelHai/AppData/Local/Temp/Bare-Lives-he-1.pdf

Book Chapters:

(2018) Forward. In: Estee Rieder-Indursky, Invisible Women - Ultra Orthodox Feminism, The Case of “No Voice No Vote "Campaign. Haifa: Pardes.

(2021) Epilogue. In: Judith Yahav, Women’s Love: Late Coming-out Monologues. Haifa: Pardes.

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Dr. Ruth Preser CV

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My publications on Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ruth_Preser