TAU Faculty


Ehud R. Toledano

Professor Ehud R. Toledano is the Director of the Program in Ottoman & Turkish Studies at Tel Aviv University (TAU), ISRAEL. With a PhD from Princeton University, he conducted extensive research in Istanbul, Cairo, London, and Paris, and taught courses on Middle East history at TAU, UCLA, Oxford, and other leading universities.Among the 11 books […]<<Read More...>>

Amy Singer

Professor Amy Singer (Ph.D, Princeton University, 1989) teaches Ottoman and Turkish History at Tel Aviv University. My research began with an in-depth study of the relations between officials and peasants around Ottoman Jerusalem (Palestinian peasants and Ottoman officials, 1994).<<Read More...>>

Ofra Bengio

Ofra Bengio is a senior research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and a senior lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University. Her Fields of specialization are contemporary Middle Eastern history, the modern and contemporary politics of Iraq and the Arabic language.<<Read More...>>

Moshe Gammer (1950-2013)

In Memoriam: Prof. Moshe Gammer (1950-2013)<<Read More...>>

Hanna Taragan

Professor Hana Taragan teaches Islamic art and architecture in the Department of Art History at Tel Aviv University where she has also been serving as head of the Division of Islamic Art and Architecture for many years, supervising many M.A and Ph.D students and teaching courses as well as seminars for graduate student.<<Read More...>>

Meir Litvak

Meir Litvak was appointed as Director of the Center for Iranian Studies at TAU in October 2010. He co-organized a joint conference on "The Heritage of the Past and the Challenges of the Future: The Jews of Iran," in January 2010, sponsored by the Center for Iranian Studies and Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish People. At that conference, he delivered a paper on "The Iranian Religious Establishment – Ideology and Power."<<Read More...>>

Miri Shefer-Mossensohn

I am a Senior Lecturer and Vice-Chair in Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University. I combine three fields of historical research: the Ottoman Empire, Muslim medicines, and environmental history. So far I have worked on madness, military medicine, hospitals, court medicine, medical modernization and urban public health in the pre-modern Middle East, among other aspects<<Read More...>>

Avner Wishnitzer

I am a faculty member at the Department of Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University and my main field of research is the cultural history of the late Ottoman period. I wrote my doctoral dissertation at Tel Aviv University under the supervision of Ehud Toledano and was later a Fulbright post-doctoral fellow […]<<Read More...>>