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First Name
Liat M
Last Name
Maggid Alon
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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modernity, Jewish history, Gender. Middle East, Middle Eastern Jewish Communities, cultural practices, family history, oral history, Israeli television and cinema, modern Israel, modern Israeli society
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About Me

Israel Institute Teaching Fellow, the Program for Jewish Culture and Society and the Department of History, at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Department of Middle East Studies, Ph.D. The Jewish Bourgeoisie of Egypt during the First Half of the 20th Century: The Perspectives of Gender and Family

The Baron New Voices in Jewish Studies Award recipient, A joint award presented by the program in Jewish Studies at Columbia and Fordham Universities, 2018

Recent Publications

“Habitus, Socio-Cultural Practice and the Construction of Modernity: The Jews of Cairo and Alexandria during the First Half of the 20th Century”, Jama’a Bilingual Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Middle East, First Prize Winner of the Jama’a Journal Young Researchers’ Papers Award, May 2019.

 Book Reviews

Marglin, Jessica. Across Legal Lines Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco, (Yale University Press, 2016), Review of Middle Eastern Studies Journal, June 2019.


Motzafi-Haller, Pnina. Concrete Boxes: Mizrahi Women on Israel’s Periphery (Wayne State University Press, 2018) [Forthcoming in Journal of Jewish Identities].

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Middle East
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Colonialism, Family, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Religion, Sexuality, Urban History, Women, World War I, World War II