Professor Dr Tanya Zion-Waldoks

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Seymour Fox School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Tanya Zion-Waldoks, a lecturer in the Seymour Fox School of Education at Hebrew University, is a feminist activist and mother of four. Tanya is fascinated by the intersection of religion, gender, education and politics. Current research explores religious women’s feminist activism and political subjectivities through qualitative studies with a comparative perspective in Israel. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Gender & Society and Signs. Tanya received her PhD from Bar-Ilan’s Gender Studies program, a Kreitman post-doctoral fellowship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and a Rothschild and Israel Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University.

Selected publications:

  • Zion-Waldoks, Tanya, Irshai, R., Shoughry, B. Forthcoming. The First Female Qadi in Israel’s Shari`a (Muslim) Courts: Nomos and Narrative, Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 38:2.
  • Zion-Waldoks, Tanya. 2018. “’I Believe in Change from Within’: Jewish-Orthodox Agunah Activists’ Strategies of Change”. HaMizrach HaHadash – The New East. (Special issue on Gender and the Middle East), Mira Tzoreff and Tammy Razi (eds.), pp. 59-89. [Hebrew]
  • Zion-Waldoks, Tanya and Pnina Motzafi-Haller. 2018. “Whose House Is This? Gendered Dis/Belongings, Home-Making and Displacement in Israel’s Rabbinic Courts”, Signs 44:1, pp. 177-203.
  • Kark, Ronit, Ruth Preser and Tanya Zion-Waldoks. 2016. From a Politics of Dilemmas to a Politics of Paradoxes: Feminism, Pedagogy, and Women’s Leadership for Social Change. Journal of Management Education, 40:3, pp. 293-320. (Special Issue on “Women’s Leadership Development Programs”).
  • Zion-Waldoks, Tanya. 2015. Politics of Devoted Resistance: Agency, Feminism and Religion among Orthodox Agunah Activists in Israel. Gender & Society, 29:1, pp. 73-97.

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