Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Research Topic

Early Roots, Intertwined Routes: Jewish and Muslim Migrations in the Moroccan Context


Aviad Moreno focuses his research on Jews in the Middle East and North Africa, primarily in Morocco. He has taught courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East history from Muhammed to the Ottoman Empire, and the Jewish minority in Morocco.

Moreno completed his PhD at Ben Gurion University, where he earned the Ben Halpern Award for Best Dissertation in Israel Studies. He has since held post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University and at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.

Selected publications

  • Europe from Morocco: The Minutes of the Leadership of Tangier’s Jewish Community (the Junta), 1860–1864 (Hebrew; Ben Tzvi Institute, 2015)



Delving into the meaning of modernity beyond the European, American, and Israeli contexts, looking instead to North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and Central and South Asia.