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Dr. Hashimshony-Yaffe Nurit
Fields of Research
Dr. Hashimshony-Yaffe Nurit
School of Government and Society
  • African politics

  • Civil society

  • SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) and Environmental policy

  • Renewable Energy

  • Rural- urban relations

  • Pastoralism livelihood

  • Local indigenous knowledge

  • Migration and refugees (African asylum seekers)

Short Bio

Dr. Hashimshony-Yaffe is a senior lecturer and researcher. She is a political scientist and Africanist with clearly interdisciplinary preference, emphasizing comparative politics aspects, historical overview and environmental point of view.  She focuses on the interrelationship between state and society, local and global, politics and Environment, Israel and Africa. In all is the bottom- to-top dynamics and the role of local communities and civil society. 

She has done field work in Kenya, Nigeria and Israel as well as archival work based on historical documents and is interesting in community based learning platforms.

Nurit Hashimshony- Yaffe was a visiting research fellow in African Studies Centre, Leiden University (2014, 2018).

She is currently participating  in  Cost Action – Drylands Facing Climate Change -Interdisciplinary Research On Climate Change, Food Insecurity, Political Instability , 

Working on Renewable energies cases in East Africa, and taking part in a research group “Covid-19 in African and Asian Drylands". 

Besides academic activity Nurit worked in SPNI ( Society for protection of Nature in Israel)  and managed Community Organizer Training Program for NGO’s and activists in Israel, consulted to communities and evaluate environment education programs. 

Selected Publications

  1. Nurit Hashimshony- Yaffe, Ahmed Alhuseen and Troy Sternberg. With contribution of Andrea Pase, Angela Kronenburg Garcia, Augusto Arce, Clemens Greiner, Edwards Gargallo, Jeroen Warner, Svetla Bratauonova- Doncheva, Tobias Haller. Pressured Drylands - Local Attention: Recommendations for Action (2019). Cost Action- Drylands Facing Change.

  2. Lisa Thalheimer, Andrej Ficko, Joana Roque de Pinho, Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe, Anastasia Paschalidou, Dragisa Savic, Ilan Stavi, Robert Stojanov, Malgorzata Suska-Malawska, Kees van der Geest, Christian Webersik, David Samuel Williams (2019). Food Security in Drylands Under a Changing Climate- Policy Brief. Cost Action- Drylands Facing Change.

  3. Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe, Talia Abramovitz ( 2019 ). Israel’s Involvement in the Regional Planning of Cote d’Ivoire in its Early years of independence. Horizons in Geography. No. 96: 62-77.  [ Hebrew].

  4. Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe, Talia Abramovitz ( 2019 ). Development in Cote d’Ivoire 1960-1963 -Challenges and Missions in Israeli Planning report. In- Yonatan N. Gez Reut Barak- Weeks and Manya Kagan ( eds) International Development in Africa- Between Theory and Practice.  Haifa: Pardes Pub. Chapter 11.Pp.237-256.   [ Hebrew].

  5. Nurit Hashimshony- Yaffe and Michal Dolev Hashimshony ( 2018 ). Evaluation Report Education for Sustainable Development Project – Kenya. Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs- MASHAV.

  6. Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe and Hadas Yaron Mesghenna (2015). In the Absence of States. African Diaspora. Vol 8(2):121-146.

  7. Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe & Assaf Meidany (2014)."The Political Economy of Human Rights: The Struggle over the Establishment of a Human Rights Commission in Israel. Israel Affairs. Vol. 20(4):484-502.

  8. Hadas Yaron, John Campbell and Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe (2013). "'Infiltrators' or Refugees? An Analysis of Israel's Policy towards African Asylum-Seekers". International Migration. Vol. 51 (4); 144-157.

  9. Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe, Assaf Meydani (2010). Public Space and public policy: The Case of the Israel Human Rights Commission -in Hani Zubida and David Mekelberg eds., Democratic Arrangements in the New Public Sphere. Israeli Political Science Association,  pp. 183-218  [Hebrew.]

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