Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Research Topic

Jews and Global Health in the Twentieth Century 


Anat Mooreville concentrates on Israeli history, Jewish history in the Middle East and North Africa, and the history of medicine and science. She is currently working on a monograph detailing the relationship among Jews, colonial medicine, and postwar global health in the twentieth century through the lens of the eye disease trachoma. 

Mooreville received her PhD in history from the University of California, Los Angeles and has held the Israel Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of California, Davis as well as the Hazel D. Cole Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Selected publications

  • “Eyeing Africa: The Politics of Israeli Ocular Expertise and International Aid, 1959–1973” (Jewish Social Studies, 2016)



Posing new questions about the theories, institutions, and paradigms shaping the study of nature, and about the cultural and religious consequences that emerge from such study.