Bar Zecharya, Ph.D.

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English (mother tongue), Italian (fluent), Hebrew (fluent), Spanish (intermediate), French (intermediate), Arabic (basic)


Ph.D. in Theory of the State and Comparative Institutions, faculty of Political Science

Sapienza University of Rome, 2012
Thesis: Symbolic Authority in Religious Zionist Activism: Gush Emunim, its critics and its legacy, 1974-2010.

Master of Arts in Comparative Studies

The Ohio State University, December 1999
Coursework taken in Columbus Ohio, Beer-Sheva Israel and Madras India
Thesis: “Revolution and Restoration, Resolution and Revelation: Authority and Social Change Among Zionists and Japanese Nativists”

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in International/Middle East Studies
Political Science Minor

The Ohio State University, December 1997
Middle East Specialization at Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s One Year Program, 1996-97
Thesis: “Jerusalem and the Peace Process”

Published Works

Papers, Lectures and Seminars


2009-2011, Guest Researcher "The Cherrick Center for the study of Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of Israel", Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Summer 1998, Melton Center travel grant for study at Ben Gurion University

Teaching Experience

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Graduate Teaching Assistant, September 1998 – June 1999
Conducting recitations and periodic lectures for Religious Studies 270: Introduction to Comparative World Religions. Involved preparing weekly lessons, supervising fieldwork projects and advising research and fieldwork papers. Required knowledge of religious resources in Columbus Ohio, the ability to present difficult concepts and prepare Power Point presentations for audience of 250.