SOPHIE DAVIS FORUM ON GENDER, INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION, AND PEACE: RESEARCHERS AND POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
Dr. Sarai Aharoni , “Gender, Territory , and Terror in Israel: Women and the Second Intifada ” (Research Grant)
Dr. Aharoni’s research grant was used to retrieve archival materials and statistical data for three chapters of the book Gender Terror and Territory in Israel: Israeli Women and the Second Intifada. These sources will also be used to develop three articles for independent publication. The themes included in the book’s chapters are (a) U.S. Sixth Fleet visitations in Haifa port (1978–2001); (b) Jerusalem—a case study of gender and urban warfare; and (c) Israeli women’s attitudes towards the separation wall (longitudinal analysis of data from 2004).
In March 2013, Dr. Aharoni presented an initial draft of a paper titled “Marines and Prostitutes in Haifa Port: Was the Global War on Terror Good for (Some) Women?” which was based upon her findings.
In April she participated in a workshop on “Women, Violence, and War” at the University of San Francisco; an edited volume from the workshop will include Dr. Aharoni’s chapter titled “Strange Defeats, Broken Alliances, Failed Peace: Methodological Issues in the Study of Gender in Israel/Palestine.” In addition, due to her work on gender in Jerusalem she had recently joined two EU research projects coordinated at Lund University, Sweden, titled “Contested Administrations, Conflict Resolution, and the Improvement of Democracy” and “Contested Cities: Challenges to Post-conflict Peacebuilding and Development.” Finally, an article titled “Internal Variation in Norm Localization: Implementing Security Council Resolution 1325 in Israel” was accepted this year for publication in Social Politics.