Women's Rights Exchange » Simona Sharoni

Professor of Women's Studies, State University of New York-Plattsburgh

Simona Sharoni is an internationally-known feminist scholar, researcher and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and is the author of Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Politics of Women's Resistance. Simona has taught at a number of universities and is currently a professor of Women’s Studies at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh. In Israel, she worked for ten years coordinating and facilitating encounter groups between Israeli-Jews and Palestinians who hold Israeli citizenship. There, she was a founding member of the international peace network Women in Black and was involved in advocacy work with Israeli women's peace groups, which struggled to end the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Militarization and de-militarization and the relationship between violence against women and the violence of war have been among her primary topics of interest.

Languages: English

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