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”
- "Museumizing trauma: Social politics and memory after the 2005 evacuation of the Jewish communities of Gaza" Memory Studies, first published on August 25, 2015, doi 1750698015601180
- “Minimalizing Religion: Reflections on Holy Terrors: Thinking about religion after September 11” Numen 54(3) 2007.
- Contribution to M. Giordano, “Personal Jurisdiction and Sacred Space in the Ancient Mediterranean” in E. Molinaro, “Alternative definitions of Sovereignty for the Coexistence of Collective Identities in Jerusalem”, policy paper of the ISPI, Milan 2001.
- Revolution and Restoration, Resolution and Revelation: Authority and Social Change Among Zionists and Japanese Nativists, Columbus Ohio, The Ohio State University 2000.
- “Torma: Sacrificial Surrogates of Dough” in Mirrors of the Heart-Mind: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan Art (USA: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 1998).
Papers, Lectures and Seminars
- “Zionist Authenticity: The debate over Gush Emunim” presented at the 2008 Conference of the Association of Israel Studies, New York University, May 19-21 2008
- "Engaged Buddhism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict", presented at the conference "Engaged Buddhism in the 21st century" for UN Vesak Day 2008, Hanoi Vietnam, 13-17 May 2008.
- “Methodology in the Study of Myth” given to MA seminar Religion and Anthropology of Ancient Greece, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, January 14, 2000.
- “The Right to Cure: Legitimizing Medicine in Emerging Japanese Religions” presented at International Conference on Science and Religion, Columbus OH, May 3-5, 1999.
- “The Real Japan: Religion and Politics in Japanese Kokugaku” presented at American Academy of Religion, Midwest Conference, St. Louis MO, March 20-22, 1999.
- “Myth as Middle Ground: The Contribution of Johann Jakob Bachofen for Religious Studies” presented at American Academy of Religion, Midwest Conference, Chicago IL, March 20 – 22, 1998.
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
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.