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People: Core Faculty

Aziza KhazzoomAziza Khazzoom

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Robert and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1999 (Sociology)
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1992 (Sociology)
  • BA, Wellesley College, 1986 (Sociology)

Research Interests

  • Israel
  • Social stratification
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Gender

Contact Information

Office: Global and International Studies Building 3049
Phone: (812) 856-2279

Courses Recently Taught

  • Gender, Difference, and Israel
  • Israeli Inequality in Context
  • Multiple Voices of Israeli Society

Publication Highlights

  • Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in Israel, or: How the Polish Peddler Became a German Intellectual. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008.
  • "Orientalism at the Gates: Immigration, The East/West Divide, and Elite Iraqi Jewish Women who Immigrated in Israel in the 1950s." Signs 32(1) 2006: 197–220.
  • "Did the Israeli State Engineer Segregation? On the Placement of Jewish Immigrants in Development Towns in the 1950s." Social Forces, (84)1: 115–34.
  • "Jews in Israel: Effects of Categorization Practice on Research Findings and Research Frames." Studies in Contemporary Jewry, forthcoming.
  • "A Tale of Baghdad and Tel Aviv." In Struggle and Survival in Israel and Palestine, edited by Levine, M. and G. Shafir, 256–70. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.
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