Dr. Irit Dekel is a sociologist specializing in culture and memory studies. Dekel has published on Holocaust memory and trauma in Israel and Germany. Dekel’s book Mediation At the Holocaust Memorial in Germany (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) has garnered international attention and praise. Among her recent publications: “Subjects of Memory? Holocaust Memory in two German Historical Museums” Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust Vol. 30; Dekel, I. 2016. “The Void keeps growing”: Traumatic space in the Transformation of The Peace and Democracy Watch from Elite to an Enclave”. Nadav Davidovitch, Michal Alberstein and Rakefet Zalashik (Eds.) Trauma’s Omen: Israeli studies on Identity, Memory and Representation. Hakibbutz Hameuchad -Sifriat Poalim [Hebrew].
As a visiting Professor for Israel Studies at UVa in 2016-17 she teaches on Israeli politics and culture, Collective Memory, marginality and perceptions of home, migration and return in Israel.