Dr. Limor Samimian-Darash is Senior Lecturer (US Associate Professor) at the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
B.A. (2001) Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (magna cum laude)
M.A. (2003) Anthropology, Sociology (Organizational Sociology), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (magna cum laude)
Ph.D. (2009) Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Visiting Student Researcher (2006-2008), Department of Anthropology, and the Center for Science, Technology & Society, University of California at Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan.-Apr. 2010), Department of Anthropology and International Forum for U.S. Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Postdoctoral Researcher (2010-2012), Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Research interests include: anthropology of security, anthropology of the state and policy, preparedness, biosecurity, emergency, theory of risk and uncertainty, and governing technologies of the future (scenarios).
Limor Samimian-Darash was chosen as one of five promising early-career social scientists in Israel, for the Alon Fellowship (2013–2016). Her recent publications include: “Anthropology of Security and Security in Anthropology: Cases of Counterterrorism in the United States,” Anthropological Theory (2017), co-authored with Meg Stalcup; “Biosecurity as a Boundary Object: Science, Society, and the State,” Security Dialogue (2016), co-authored with Hadas Hener-Shapira and Tal Dviko; Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases, by University of Chicago Press, co-edited with Paul Rabinow (2015); “Practicing Uncertainty: Scenario-Based Preparedness Exercises in Israel,” Cultural Anthropology (2016); “Governing Future Potential Biothreats: Toward an Anthropology of Uncertainty,” Current Anthropology (2013).
For more details on Limor Samimian-Darash's work, see interview in Cultural Anthropology
Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases, by University of Chicago Press.
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (2019-2022): “Modalities of Future Imagination: Technologies and Practices of Future Imagination in the Israeli and US High-Tech Sectors,” (With Dr. Gaymon Bennnet).
Israeli Science Foundation (2019-2022): “Anthropology of Global Scenarios: The Governance of Future Uncertainty in Health and Energy Organizations,”