Dissertation Project: “Religious-Nationalism in Israel/Palestine”
Hayim Katsman’s research focuses on the interrelations of religion and politics in the Middle-East, focusing on Israel/Palestine. Hayim specifically works on the religious-Zionist movement in Israel, highlighting the heterogeniety of the movement. Developing an innovative sociological framework to discuss recent social, ideological and religious trends within the religious-Zionist sector in Israel, Hayim’s research challenges the prevalent conceptualization of religious-Zionism as a sui generis ideology. Through analysis of different religious-Zionist subcultures, he demonstrates how the tension between religion and modernity is manifested in the everyday lives of individuals and communities, each offering a novel understanding of the place of religion in the public and private life.
- Hayim Katsman, “New Religious-Nationalist Trends among Jewish Settlers in the Halutza Sands.” The International Journal of Religion. (Forthcoming).
- Hayim Katsman, “The Hyphen Cannot Hold: Contemporary Trends in Religious-Zionism,” Israel Studies Review 35:2 (2020), pp. 154-174.
- Hayim Katsman, Review of Avi Sagiand Dov Schwartz, Religious Zionism and the Six-Day War: From Realism toMessianism; M. Hellinger et. al, Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project:Ideology, Politics, and Civil Disobedience. Israel studies review 34:2,pp. 154-157 (2019).
- Hayim Katsman, Review of Peled, Yoav; Peled, Horit Herman, The Religionization of Israeli Society. H-Judaic, H-Net Reviews. (October, 2019).
- Hayim Katsman & Guy Ben-Porat, Israel: Religion and Political Parties. In Routledge Handbook of Religion and Political Parties, Ed. Jeff Haynes. (Routledge, 2019, Forthcoming).
- Hayim Katsman, Reactions Towards Jewish Radicalism: Rabbi Yitzchak Ginzburg and Religious Zionism. In Jewish Radicalisms, Ed. Frank Jacob & Sebestian Kunze (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019, Forthcoming).
- Protecting Academic Freedom in Israeli Higher Education, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.
Awards & Scholarships
- 2020, Baruch Kimmerling prize for best graduate paper, Association for Israel Studies.
- 2019-2020, library fellow, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
- 2019, Israel Studies Graduate Grant, University of Washington
- 2019, Maurice and Louis Schwartz Endowment Fellowship, Department of Near and Middle-Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Washington.