Orly Haimovich


Email: orly.haimovich@mail.huji.ac.il

Academic Background and Fields of Interest

PhD student at the Department of Communications and Journalism at Hebrew University. MA (Licenciatura) in Social Communications from The State University of Entre Rios –Argentina- and also MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben Gurion University. Wrote her graduate thesis on Argentinian newspaper coverage of the 1992 attack on the Israel Embassy in Argentina. Her areas of interest include discourse analysis and antisemitism studies.

Orly's PhD research topic focuses on the representations of Israel and Diaspora Jewish communities in Argentinian, Mexican and Venezuelan newspapers during the period 2000-2010. The aim is to broaden the understanding of the relationship between representations of Israel and local Jewish Diasporas; to identify to what extent there are negative representations indicative of antisemitism, anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism or allosemitism (the designation of Jews as a perpetual 'other'); to understand how they are constructed and interrelated; and to analyze if -and how- the different socio-political and historical conditions within the three selected countries manifest themselves in the different portrayals.  

Recent Activities and Awards
  • PhD Students Scholarship from The Liwerant Center for the Study of Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Their Jewish Communities, 2009 - 2012.

  • Phd Students Scholarship from the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace for the year 2012-2013

  • Felix Posen Doctoral Scholarship in Antisemitism 2011, from the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism - Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Research Trip Scholarship from the Faculty of Social Sciences – Hebrew University 2012.