I research and teach about the intersection of history and education, focusing on how political, ideological, and cultural factors shape history education in Israel and internationally. These days, I am a postdoctoral fellow at The Truman Institute at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the vice-president of the International Society of History Didactics.
My current research, a multi-phase project conducted with Dan Porat and Lindsay Gibson, explores the historical ethical judgments among various Israeli-Jewish adolescent regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In my youth, I had a strong inclination towards the mathematical-economic field. In my early 20s, I worked as an analyst in an Israeli hedge fund. After a few years, I pivoted to the field of history education. This shift was driven by a long-standing love for history and an appreciation for the importance of education in various contexts and its influence on personal and social levels.
Over the years, I have developed a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of history education in Israel, both theoretically and practically. For my M.A., I analyzed the history teaching in the radical Zionist-Marxist kibbutz system. My doctoral dissertation, under the supervision of Eyal Naveh, explored the development of history education in the Religious Zionist state education system. Recently, I have published articles on Israel's State (secular) education system.
In addition to my research endeavors, I pioneered a collaboration between Tel Aviv University and the Israeli Ministry of Education. This initiative resulted in a series of seminars attended by over 1,700 history teachers nationwide, setting a precedent for future educational partnerships.