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Mira Sucharov

Israeli-Palestinian relations; psychological & constructivist approaches to IR; emotions & IR; Diaspora Jewish politics & identity

Degrees:BA (McGill) MA (Toronto) PhD (Georgetown)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3010
Office:C678 LA

Associate Professor

Dr. Mira Sucharov is Associate Professor of Political Science. She holds a PhD in Government from Georgetown University, an MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a BA in Middle East Studies from McGill University. She specializes in psychological and identity approaches to international relations, Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish politics. She is the author of The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005), and articles on Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish relations, emotions and IR, pedagogy, and reflections on the craft of being a scholar-blogger. Dr. Sucharov is a three-time teaching award winner, having received the 2004 Carleton University Teaching Achievement Award, the 2011 Provost’s Fellowship in Teaching, and the 2015 Faculty of Public Affairs Award for Excellence in Teaching. At Carleton, she has developed courses on Israeli-Palestinian relations, political identity through graphic novels, and political opinion writing. Her columns appear frequently in Haaretz, The Jewish Daily Forward and the Canadian Jewish News. Her pieces have also appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Daily Beast, Now Toronto, and The Walrus.  For a Jewish Independent column on Holocaust education and Israeli foreign policy, Dr. Sucharov won a 2010 Rockower Award from the American Jewish Press Association. She is currently the Israel country analyst for Freedom House’s annual Freedom in the World Report. Follow her on twitter @sucharov

Selected Publications

“Blogging Identities on Israel/Palestine: Public Intellectuals and Their Audiences,” PS: Political Science and Politics, 47: 1 (January 2014): 177-181 (with Brent E. Sasley).

“Imagining Ourselves Then and Now: Nostalgia and Canadian Multiculturalism.” Journal of International Relations and Development, advance online publication 1 March 2013; doi: 10.1057/jird.2012.23.

“Resettling the West Bank Settlers,” International Journal (Autumn 2011), with Brent Sasley.

“Values, Identity and Israel Advocacy,” Foreign Policy Analysis (October 2011) 7: 1-19.

“Narratives in Pencil: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Israeli-Palestinian Relations.” International Studies Perspectives, 11, 2 (May 2010), with Thomas Juneau.

“Security Ethics and the Modern Military: The Case of the Israel Defense Forces,” Armed Forces & Society 31, 2 (Winter 2005).

The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005).