Elisheva Machlis, PhD

07-11-2012 20-03-04

Dr. Elisheva Machlis: My Research interests includeModern Iraq, Shi‘i-Sunni relations, Shi‘i thought and modern Islamic trends in the Middle East. I have a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MA from Tel Aviv university. Recently, I have concluded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the center for Iranian studies at Tel Aviv University, working with Prof. Meir Litvak. In the course of this fellowship, I have studied the modern trends within Shi‘i thought beginning in the first half of the twentieth century, looking into the unique scholarship produced in the Shi‘i Arab world and its relationship with Islamic revolutionary thought in Iran. I have also looked into general trends withing modern Islamic thought and the relationship between globalization and culture in the contemporary Muslim world. During my post-doc at the center, I have taught in the department of Middle East studies as well as in the International MA programme for Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv university.

Peer-reviewed publications:

Shi‘i Sectarianism in the Middle East: Modernisation and the Quest for Islamic Universalism, book proposal accepted for publication, I.B Tauris, London.

 "השיעה בעולם המודרני: בין זהות כיתתית לאידאל של אסלאם אוניברסלי ונאור", היסטוריה 27 (כסלו, תשע"ב), 29-60

 “Ali Shari'ati and the Notion of Tawhid: Re-exploring the Question of God's Unity”, Die Welt des Islams, conditional acceptance 

“The Cross-Sectarian Call for Islam: A Sample of Shi'a Reformist Thought”, Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies, 2:2 (2009), 195-219 

“A Shi'a Debate on Arabism: The Emergence of a Multiple Communal Membership”, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, forthcoming

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