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A History of Weed Culture in Palestine-Israel: Ethnic, Class and Gendered Perspectives

Hosted By: Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Haggai Ram is a Professor of History at the Department of Middle East Studies in Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He received his doctorate from New York University (1993) and has been teaching at Ben Gurion University since 1995. Professor Ram’s teaching and research focus on the social and cultural histories of Iran and the Levant region (including Palestine-Israel). In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, he is the author of “Myth and Mobilization in Revolutionary Iran” (American University Press, 1994); “Reading Iran in Israel: (in Hebrew, 2006); “Iranophobia: The Logic of an Israeli Obsession” (Stanford University Press, 2009); and “Intoxicating Zion: A Social History of Hashish in Mandatory Palestine and Israel” (Stanford University Press, 2020). Prof. Ram is also the editor-in-chief of Jama’a, a Hebrew-language peer-reviewed journal of Middle East studies.

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