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Mira Sucharov

Israeli-Palestinian relations; Jewish politics; emotions & international relations; pedagogy; narrative writing; op-ed writing and social media engagement

Degrees:BA (McGill) MA (Toronto) PhD (Georgetown)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3010
Email:mira.sucharov@carleton.ca
Office:C678 LA
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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 is the author of Public Influence: A Guide to Op-Ed Writing and Social Media Engagement (University of Toronto Press, 2019), and The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (SUNY Press, 2005). She is co-editor (with Aaron J. Hahn Tapper) of Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational & Contemporary Debates (University of Toronto Press, 2019), and Methodology and Emotion in International Relations: Parsing the Passions (Routledge, 2019 ), co-edited with Eric Van Rythoven. She is the founding co-chair of the Jewish Politics Division at the Association for Jewish Studies, and is co-editor of AJS Perspectives.

She has written various articles on Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish politics, emotions and international relations, auto-ethnography, pedagogy, and reflections on the craft of being a scholar-blogger, and has developed courses on Israeli-Palestinian relations, graphic novels and political identity, and op-ed writing and social media engagement.

Dr. Sucharov is a four-time teaching award winner, including receiving the 2017 OCUFA award for teaching excellence — the highest university teaching award in Ontario. Her many op-ed pieces have appeared in Haaretz, The Forward, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Ottawa Citizen, The Daily Beast and Huffington Post. In 2019, she won the Faculty of Public Affairs award for Excellence in Public Commentary.

Her current projects include a memoir book manuscript as well as a study of how social media is used within Jewish communities on the subject of Israel-Palestine.

She is available to deliver workshops on op-ed writing and social media engagement to faculty, students and other experts; if you are interested in having her visit your campus, please contact her.

Selected Publications

Public Influence: A Guide to Op-Ed Writing and Social Media Engagement (University of Toronto Press, 2019).

Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates (University of Toronto Press, 2019), co-edited with Aaron J. Hahn Tapper.

Methodology and Emotion in International Relations: Parsing the Passions (Routledge, 2019), co-edited with Eric Van Rythoven.

“Scholarly and Public Engagement in Jewish Politics: A Journey Through Liminal Space in Ten Short Chapters,” SHOFAR: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 36, 3 (November 2018).

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

Mira Sucharov, “Imagining Ourselves Then and Now: Nostalgia and Canadian Multiculturalism.” Journal of International Relations and Development 16, 4 (October 2013): 539-565.

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