A Regional History of Medicine in the Middle East

Team members

  • Prof. Liat Kozma

    Principal Investigator

    Historian of the modern Middle East and the Harry Friedenwald Chair in History of Medicine at the Hebrew University.

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  • Ms. Adi Barak-Tirosh

    Coordinator and Administrative Manager

    Personal administrative assistant to Professor Liat Kozma and her research team.

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  • Dr. Nicole Khayat

    Post-doctorate fellow

    Historian of late nineteenth century Arabic Nahda. Her research interests lie in the intellectual and cultural history of the Arabic-speaking world.

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  • Dr. Hagit Krik

    Post-doctoral fellow

    Scholar of colonial and imperial history. She is interested in the various forms of colonial knowledge and power, and in the social and cultural history of European communities in the Middle East in the course of the 20th century.

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  • Dr. Benny Nuriely

    Post-doctoral fellow

    Historical sociologist. Studies the social history of international Jewish-humanitarian organizations in North Africa and the Middle East, the military government in Israel (1948-1966), and the Hebrew University Medical School.

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  • Dr. Yoni Furas

    Spinoza Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Haifa

    Scholar of modern Middle Eastern and Palestinian history, interested in the history of late Ottoman and mandate Palestine, the sociology of Arab knowledge and cultural aspects of the Palestinian-Zionist conflict.

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  • Dr. Leigh Chipman

    Research associate

    Historian of medicine and pharmacy. Studies aspects of the social and intellectual history of medicine and the sciences in the medieval Islamicate world.

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  • Ms. Anabella Esperanza

    PhD candidate

    Student of women and medicine in the Ladino speaking Jewish communities of the Ottoman Empire. Her research explores the religious and medical practices of Jewish women in the Late Ottoman Empire.

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  • Mr. Ahmad Mahmoud

    MA Student

    Student of Palestinian history. Studies the local history of Haifa through city sanitation during the Mandate period (1920-1934).

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  • Ms. Mayan Lalush

    PhD Student

    Gynecology in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco under French protectorate

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  • Mr. Ilan Aronin

    MA Student

    Student of Middle Eastern history at Mandel School For Advanced Studies in the Humanities

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  • Mr. Dan Kedem

    PhD Student

    Student of modern Middle Eastern history. His research focuses on interactions between the Middle East and the League of Nations’ Health Organization (LNHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), 1920-1960.

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  • Mr. Adam Anabosi

    MA Student / Research Assistant

    Student of modern Palestinian history, focusing on the Military Government years.

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  • Mr. Hamudi Abureesh

    Research assistant

    Undergraduate student.

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  • Ms. Nada Abu Diab

    Research assistant

    Research assistant

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  • Ms. Gal Ben Arosh

    Research Assistant

    A research assistant at the MidEastMed Proect

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  • Mr. Ahmad Fahoum

    PhD student

    Ottomanist and historian of medicine and the environment in the Levant.

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  • Ms. Maria Vologzhanina

    MA Student

    Student of modern Egyptian history and literature.

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  • Dr. Samir Ben-Layashi

    Post-doctoral fellow

    A researcher of proto-colonial Morocco through the prism of the discourse and practice of body, medicine and hygiene amongst Moroccan Jews and Muslims.

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