Clila Gerassi-Tishby



Academic Background

Clila Gerassi-Tishby is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Communication, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, both from the Hebrew University. Clila is also a qualified mediator. In her Master’s dissertation she explored the identity dilemmas faced by Palestinian-Israeli teachers, who teach the Hebrew language in East Jerusalem schools, as depicted through a unique encounter with East Jerusalem Palestinians, who are permanent residents of Israel.  

Her main areas of interest are: sociopsychological dynamics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, minority language rights, language ideology and policy.

Clila’s Ph.D. research topic is “Language in conflict: Perceptions, societal beliefs and collective narratives in the process of acquiring the Hebrew language among Palestinian minority of East Jerusalem”.

Paper Presented in Conference
  • Clila Gerassi-Tishby (2013). ““Caught In Between”- Political and Identity Dilemmas of the Palestinian Minority in Israel: Teaching Hebrew in EastJerusalem Schools”.  Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, IDC Herzelia.

  • Clila Gerassi-Tishby (2012). “Political and Identity Dilemmas of the Palestinian Minority in Israel: Teaching Hebrew I East Jerusalem Schools”. Paper presented at the Hebrew University – Freie Universitat Berlin Workshop: Politics, Identities and Political Communication, HU Jerusalem.