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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 (SUNY Press, 2005), and articles on Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish relations, emotions and international relations, autoethnography, 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 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, graphic novels and political identity, and op-ed writing. She is also an award-winning columnist, whose pieces appear frequently in Haaretz, The Forward and the Canadian Jewish News. Her other pieces have also appeared in The Globe and Mail, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, NOW, +972 Magazine and The Walrus. Her current projects include a co-edited volume — Emotions and International Relations (with Eric Van Rythoven and Brent Sasley —Routledge, forthcoming) and a graphic memoir on Jewish summer camp and the politics of Israel-Palestine. She is currently the Jewish Politics Division co-chair for the Association for Jewish Studies. Follow her on Twitter @sucharov

Selected Publications

“Feeling My Way Along the Seam Line of Jerusalem,” Journal of Narrative Politics 3, 2 (Spring 2017).

“Teaching Subjectively: Interdisciplinary Insights.” The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 7, 2 (2016), with B. Kuzmarov, S. Todd, S. Douglas, and K. Schwartz.

“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.

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