Oded D. Oron

Ph.D. Candidate (2014 Cohort)
Oded D. Oron

Dissertation Project

Let My People Stay: Irregular Migrants' Struggle for Rights and Recognition

Professional Background



Hebrew, Spanish, Qualitative Methods



Oded Oron was born and raised in one of Tel-Aviv’s suburbs, and his research focuses on the mobilization of irregular migrants such as guest workers, undocumented migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. His dissertation compares African migrants mobilizing in Israel with migrant movements in WA state. Prior to joining the Jackson school, Oded worked in the Israeli media for several years first as a Junior Reporter for Ynet News later as an Editor at Ha’aretz Newspaper and as a Professional Consultant for Israel’s Government Press Office. In the past Oded worked as a programs coordinator and facilitator at UCLA’s Hillel and was one of the early organizers of an interfaith Muslim-Jewish dialogue group on campus, and is also an Alumnus of YALA, an online movement of Middle East and North Africa young leaders. Oded’s primary foundational field is Law, Rights, and Governance (LRG) and he is also a CLASS Fellow at the Law, Justice and Societies Program. Oded has a B.A. from Bar-Ilan University in Political Science and Communications and an M.A. in Politics and Government from Ben-Gurion University.


Grants & Fellowships

  • Peter Mack and Jamie Mayefeld Endowed Fund for Human Rights, 2016-17.
  • SSI (Space Security Initiative) Junior Fellow, IPI, University of Washington, 2015-2016.
  • Deborah and Doug Rosen Fellow, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, University of Washington, 2015-2016.
  • The Henry M. Jackson Doctoral Fellow, University of Washington, 2014-2015.
  • The Begin Center Research Fellow on Nationalism and Liberalism, Jerusalem, Israel, 2013-2014.

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