Keren Friedman-Peleg is a senior lecturer at the School of Behavioral Sciences, and the Head of the President's Program for Excellence at the College of Management–Academic Studies, Israel. She received her Ph.D. in 2009 in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology from Tel Aviv University, under the supervision of Prof. Yoram Bilu and Prof. Moshe Shokeid.  In 2008, Friedman-Peleg was a post-doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in the Medical School at Tel Aviv University during 2010-2011. Based on her ethnographic research at non-profit organizations in Israel–NATAL (The Israeli Center for Victims of Terror and War) and ITC (Israel Trauma Coalition)– she has published articles on the intersection between therapeutic discourse and national belonging in leading journals, such as Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry and Transcultural Psychiatry (with Y. Bilu). The full manuscript of her doctoral thesis – entitled "A Nation on the Couch: The Politics of Trauma in Israel" was published in the early spring of 2014 at Magnes–The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Press, and is currently under advanced process of review at the University of Toronto Press.


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Keren Friedman-Peleg (2015-2016)