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Omri GrinbergOmri is a post-doctoral fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions, and at the Truman Institute (Hebrew U). In 2019-2020 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel-Aviv U (Jonathan Shapiro Fund). In 2019 he completed a PhD in Anthropology and Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, following an MA in Cultural Studies at the Hebrew U (2010, summa cum laude). In the past he was a research fellow in the Cornell School of Criticism and Theory and in Media and Cultural Studies, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf.
Omri’s research focuses on definitions and modes of representation of violence in bureaucratic and legal interactions between human rights NGOs and state extensions, as part of a political and cultural theatre that includes everyday life, media, and art. He applies inter-disciplinary tools to examine the ethics of cultural adaptations of testimony and struggles over archival issues in Israel/Palestine.
Omri’s publications, from his MA and PhD, have appeared in a number of edited books, and in such journals as Anthropologica, Journal of Borderland Studies, and Children & Society. He also co-edited A Sort of Solution to Silence: Modern Arab Literature in Hebrew (2018).

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