2016-2017 Research Funded by the Africa Centre:

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Subject: SACCOs and Social Impact in Tanzania

Aviva Shemesh

M.A. Student

Department of Politics and Government

Subject: Unique adaptation of the endemic Namib spider Leucorchestris arenicola to the desert

Ibrahim Salman

M.A. Student

Institute for Desert Research

Subject: Type 2 diabetes mellitus and its management, in irregular Sub-Saharan African Immigrants living in Israel

Brenda Sierra

M.A. Student

Department of Health Systems Management

Subject: The use of football in the decolonization of Ghana as well as in the process of creating a new nation

Daniel Livny

M.A. Student

Department of General History

Subject: Colonial medicine under British rule in the "golden coast" (the territory of the state of Ghana today)

Yevgeny Cherp

Ph.D. Student

Department of General History

Subject: Unaccompanied Child and Youth Migration from Zimbabwe to South Africa

Noa Levy

Ph.D. Student

Department of Politics and Government

Subject: Football Academies in Ghana

Itamar Dubinsky

Ph.D. Student

Department of Politics and Government

Subject: A Regional Analysis of Access to Clean Water Through a Holistic Causality Model in Siaya County, Kenya

Ornit Avidar

Ph.D. Student

Department of Politics and Government

Subject: Music and transnationalism in post-colonial Africa

Yair Hashachar

Ph.D. Student

The African Studies Program Faculty

Subject: Arab Eritrea

Dr. Avishai Ben-Dror

The African Studies Program Faculty

Subject: Financial inclusion and the sustainable  implementation of development

Dr. Miri Stryjan

Department of Economics

2015-2016 Research Funded by the Africa Centre:

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Subject: Kenyan Immigrants in Israel

Francisco Achwoka

M.A. Student

Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP)

Subject: The writings of Jesuits in Ethiopia

Dr. Leonardo Cohen

The African Studies Program Faculty

Subject: Political and social institutions in the southern bank of the Zambezi basin in the sixteenth to nineteenth century

Dr. Gai Roufe

The African Studies Program Faculty

Subject: Music and transnationalism in post-colonial Africa Colonialism and Islam in Herar, Ethiopia

Dr. Avishai Ben-Dror

The African Studies Program Faculty

Subject: Examining the immune systems of Ebola virus patients who recovered in Uganda

Dr. Leslie Lobel

Department of Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences

2014-2015 Research Funded by the Africa Centre:

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Noa Levy

Ph.D. student, the Department of Politics and Government

Subject:  Unaccompanied child and adolescent migration in Southern Africa

Itamar Dubinsky

Ph.D. student, the Department of Politics and Government

Subject:  Football Academies in Ghana

Ornit Avidar

Ph.D. student, the Department of Politics and Government

Purpose:  Conference attended: “Technology and Management at the Interface of Cultures,” Nairobi, Kenya

Amit Savaia

Ph.D. student, the Department of Life Sciences

Subject:  M. vollenhovenii growth performances, population structure and stock improvement in Senegal (ongoing) and in Nigeria (initial steps)

Polina Habubolin

Ph.D. student, the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics in the Faculty of Health Science

Subject:  Filoviridae family of viruses and its ecosystem in Africa, mainly in Uganda

Yael Askira

Ph.D. student, the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics in the Faculty of Health Science

Purpose:  Conference attended: "Ebola and other Filoviruses,” Mozambique

Yaara Kislev

Ph.D. student, the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics in the Faculty of Health Science

Purpose:  Conference attended: "Ebola and other Filoviruses,” Mozambique

Dr. Leonardo Cohen

The Inter-University Program in African Studies

Subject: David Thomas (ed.), Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History (1500-1900), vol. 7 (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming)

David Goss

The Inter-University Program in African Studies

Purpose: Fieldwork in Ethiopia Subject: The Function of Liminality in Contemporary Design: The invention of a (chair) Tradition in Ethiopia

Dr. Eli Aflalo

Department of Life Sciences and the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev

Subject:  M. vollenhovenii growth performances, population structure and stock improvement in Senegal (ongoing) and in Nigeria (initial steps)

Dr. Anat Rosenthal

The Department of Health Systems Management

Book Title: Health services in Malawi

Dr. Guy Roufe

The Inter-University Program in African Studies

Article:  "Narratives of suffering, disillusion, and martyrdom literature during the Early Modern period.”

2013-2014 Research Funded by the Africa Centre:

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Purpose: Academic Publication

Local Perceptions of the Political Systems of the Southern Bank of the Zambesi Valley in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Century

Dr. Guy Roufe

The Inter-University Program in African Studies

Purpose: Academic Publication

The Catholic Kingdom of Ethiopia: Father Manuel de Almeida's Account of the imperial Conversion Ceremony", Lusitania Sacra

The last Years of the Jesuit Mission in Ethiopia: Explaining and Understanding the defeat", The council of Trent: Reform and Controversy in Europe and Beyond (1545-1700)

Dr. Leonardo Cohen

The Inter-University Program in African Studies

Purpose: Participation in the conference "Sports in Africa and the Global South" in Ohio University, April 10-12, 2014.

Itamar Dubinsky

M.A student, the Department of Politics and Government

Purpose: Field trip to Uganda, collection of blood samples from Sudan Ebola virus survivors

Yaara Kislev

Purpose: Ongoing M.A. and Ph.D. research on biological eradication of bilharzia in northern Senegal with sweet water crayfish

Amit Savaia Alkalay

2012-2013 Research Funded by the Africa Centre:

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Location: Ethiopia

Description: Post- Colonial Humanitarian work among Jewish and Israeli youth

Adi Maya

M.A student, Sociology and Anthropology

Location: Israel- Archives

Description: The Algerian War in printed media with an emphasis on Soviet presses

Yevgeny Cherp

M.A student, General History

Location: Ghana

Description: Football Academies contribution to local communities and the integration of sport and development

Itamar Dubinsky

M.A student, Politics and Government

Location: Senegal

Description: Biological eradication of bilharzia in northern Senegal with sweet water crayfish

Amit Savaia Alkalay

M.A student, Life Sciences and the desert Institutes

Location: Nigeria

Description: The function of art souvenirs in contemporary African culture

Exhibition will be held in the African Studies Gallery in Tel Aviv from Nov 2013

David Goss

Adjunct Lecturer

The African Studies Program

Location: Israel & Portugal - Archives

Description: The research yielded two accepted papers:

"How to fill the myth gaps in the scriptures; Pedro Paez critique on Ethiopian commentary": in Archivum Historicum Societatis IESU, 164, (2013)

 "The Catholic Kingdom of Ethiopia: Father Manuel De Almeida's account of the imperial  conversion ceremony": in Lusitania Sacra (forthcoming)

Dr. Leonardo Cohen

Adjunct Lecturer

The African Studies Program

Location: Tanzania

Description: The international urban development plan (SCP) in Dar es Salaam, successes and failures

Dr. Yael Abessira

Adjunct Lecturer

The African Studies Program

Location: Israel & Ethiopia

Description: Israeli Architecture in Ethiopia during the 1960-70's

Dr. Haim Yacobi

Senior Faculty, Politics and Government

Location: Namibia

Description: Animal burrow systems and the atmosphere: exploring novel physical mechanisms in cooperation with the National Museum of Namibia

Prof. Berry Pinshow

the Desert Institute

2011-2012 Research Funded by the Africa Centre:

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Location: France

Description: Presentation of research paper: “Hunting the Visual: Anthropology of Safari Tourists who Capture the Uncertain” at the 12th EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) Biennial Conference: “Uncertainty and Disquiet

Rachel Ben David

M.A student, Sociology and Anthropology

Location: England

Description: Presentation of research paper: “Border and Space in Rendille Land – The Rendille Approach Toward Local and National Borders” at the Annual ASEN Conference: “Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Boundaries” at the London School of Economics  

Hila Segal

M.A student, Politics and Government

Location: South Africa

Description: Ecology research project entitled “Predator-Prey Interactions from the Predator’s Perspective” at Lajuma Research Centre in South Africa  

Keren Embar

PhD student, Desert Ecology

Location: Sierra Leone

Description: Participation at the “Sierra Leone: Past and Present, International Conference” 2012

Dr. Ella Keren

Adjunct Faculty, African Studies

Location: Ghana

Description: Conducted first stage of research on the production of art souvenirs in African culture for the Ghana Souvenir Project

David Goss

Adjunct Faculty, African Studies

Location: Israel

Description: Translation of manuscript submitted to the Stanford University Press entitled “This is Not Africa” which explores Israel, Africa, and the Colonial/neo-colonial nexus

Dr. Haim Yacobi

Senior Faculty, Politics and Government

Location: Namibia

Description: Conducted a cooperative research project with Dr. Scott Turner of SUNY Syracuse and Dr. Eugene Marais of the National Museum of Namibia on the ventilation of ant nests

Professor Berry Pinshow

Senior Faculty, Desert Ecology