Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Research Topic

Intergroup Intimacy and Its Limits: Jewish-Muslim Relations, Modernity, and Cultural Exchange in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Caucasus


Chen Bram is an anthropologist and organizational psychologist who currently holds a lecturer position at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His work focuses on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and ethnic relations in Israeli and other societies, but extends to immigration, Islam and ethnicity in the Caucasus, diaspora peoples, and anthropology of the Jews.

Bram received his PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has held teaching and research fellowship roles at Clark University, Michigan State University, the University of Florida at Gainesville, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, the David Yelin Academic College of Education in Jerusalem, and the Yad Vashem Institute for Holocaust Research.

Selected publications

  • Immigration and Culture: Youth from the Caucasus Between Labeling and Dialogue (Hebrew; Mofet, forthcoming)
  • with Alouph Hareven, Human Dignity or Humiliation? The Tension of Human Dignity in Israel (Hebrew; The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000)



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.