CURRICULUM VITAE

HIGHER EDUCATION

1995-1997  B.A: Depts. of Land of Israel Studies and History of the Jewish People, Bar Ilan University (BIU), summa cum laude.

1997-1999  M.A: Depts. of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, BIU, magna cum laude.

2000-2004  Doctoral Studies, Institute of Archaeology – Depts. of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Bar Ilan University Ph.D. dissertation: “History of Settlement in the Eastern Galilee during the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods in Light of an Archaeological Survey.” Advisor: Prof. David Adan-Bayewitz

2005/6  Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship: Visiting Scholar at the Kelsey Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan. Advisors: Professors John Cherry and Sharon Herbert

2006/7  Raymond and Jeanine Bollay Postdoctoral Scholarship: Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of               Jerusalem (HUJI)

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2002/3-2003/4  Teacher, BIU, Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

2004/5  Researcher, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

2006/7  Lecturer, Archaeology and Jewish History, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem

2007–2008  Mandel Research Fellow, Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies

2008–2014 Lecturer and head of Classical Archaeology Division, Institute of Archaeology, HUJI

2014–         Senior Lecturer and head of Classical Archaeology Division, Institute of Archaeology, HUJI

2014-2017  Member of “A Question of Identity” research group; Scholion – Interdisciplinary Research Center in the           Humanities and Jewish Studies

 

 OTHER ACTIVITIES

2011–            Member of the Israel Archaeology Council

20112012    Member of the Young Scholars Forum, the IsraelAcademy of Sciences

2012–            Member of the Israel Exploration Society Council

2012–            Member of the Academic Advisory Board on Land of Israel Studies, Israel Ministry of Education

2015             Editorial Board: Qadmoniot 

 

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

2003   Co-coordinator: The 9th Conference of New Studies on Jerusalem, BIU

2004    Coordinator: New Studies on the Ancient Synagogue and Its World, BIU

2008   Co-Coordinator: 'The Galilean Workshop', Kinneret College (a monthly research workshop on the ancient Galilee)

2009      Head of the Scientific Committee: The 35th Archaeological Congress in Israel, Jerusalem

2010      Co-coordinator: Archaeological Finds and Historical Reconstruction (a series of three conferences                 organized by the Hebrew University and the Israel Antiquities Authority)

2012     Head of the Scientific Committee: The 38th Archaeological Congress in Israel, Jerusalem

2013     Co-coordinator: Jewish Art in Its Late Antique Context, International Conference at the HUJI, December 2013

2014     Co-coordinator: Domestic Structures in Ancient Israel (a series of two conferences organized by the                     Hebrew University and the Israel Antiquities Authority)

 

REVIEWER FOR JOURNALS AND GRANT APPLICATIONS

Cathedra, Eretz-Israel, Israel Exploration Journal, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Qadmoniot, Israel Science Foundation.

 

SELECT RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS

2001/2, 2003/4   Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Doctoral Grants

2000–2004         Bar Ilan Presidential Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Students

2001–2004         Rotenstreich Scholarship of the Council for Higher Education

2004/5                Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Post-Doctoral Grant

2005/6                Rothschild Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2006/7                Raymond and Jeanine Bollay Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2007–2008         Mandel Research Fellow, Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center

2007–2010        Rothschild Foundation (Yad Hanadiv), Excavations at Kh. Wadi Hamam: Synagogue and Surroundings

2009                Golda Meir Prize, HUJI

2009                Hershel Shanks Prize for the best paper on the Archaeology of Late Antique Judaism, presented at the 2008   Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research

2009–2012         Israel Science Foundation, “Galilean” Synagogues: Khirbet Wadi Hamam as a Case Study

2013-2017          Israel Science Foundation, Material Culture, Settlement, and Ethnicity in Hellenistic Galilee: Khirbet       el-‘Eika as a Case Study

2013                The E. S. Schwarzchild Memorial Lectureship in Palestinian Archaeology, HUJI

2014                Polonsky Prizes for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD RESEARCH

1998–2004      Director of the Eastern Galilee Survey Project

2007-2012       Director of the Khirbet Wadi Hamam Excavations, a Village and Synagogue in the Lower Galilee

2014-               Director of the Hellenistic Galilee Project: a Survey of Hellenistic sites across the Lower Galilee and             Excavations at Khirbet el-Eika