The 2016-17 Postdoctoral Fellow
Amir Locker-Biletzki is a historian of the politics, culture and ideology of the Israeli Communist Party. His dissertation analyzed the creation of an Israeli-Jewish Communist subculture through the rites, myths and holidays of the Jewish Communists.
During his stay at the Azrieli Institute, Dr. Locker-Biletzki will begin work on a book manuscript, examining the way in which the Communists in Palestine/ Israel conceptualized the presence of Western (i.e. British and American) powers in the country and the rise of Zionist settler colonialism.