Uriel Abulof is an associate professor of Politics at Tel-Aviv University and a senior research fellow at Princeton University’s LISD / Woodrow Wilson School and at the at the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace / Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his PhD in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was subsequently a Fulbright Scholar and a lecturer at NYU and Princeton University. He studies political legitimation, social movements, nationalism and ethnic conflicts in, and beyond, the Middle East. Abulof is the author of Living on the Edge: The Existential Uncertainty of Zionism (2016, Haifa University Press), which received Israel’s best academic book award (Bahat Prize), The Mortality of Morality of Nations (2015, Cambridge University Press) and the co-editor of Self-Determination: A Double-Edged Concept (2016, Routledge). His articles have appeared in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, International Political Sociology, Nations and Nationalism, British Journal of Sociology, European Journal of International Relations, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Rationality and Society, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, and International Politics. Abulof has published extensively in various public venues, contributing essays and op-eds to both Hebrew and English outlets (such as Ha’aretz, Ma’ariv, and the Huffington Post). He is also an editorial staff member and writer for the Eretz Acheret (A Different Land) Hebrew Journal.


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