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Mira Sucharov

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

On Sabbatical Jan-December 2018

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 Hahn Tapper) of Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational & Contemporary Debates (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2019), and the author of 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.

Dr. Sucharov is a four-time teaching award winner, having received a 2004 Carleton University Teaching Achievement Award, the 2011 Provost Fellowship in Teaching, a 2015 Faculty of Public Affairs Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a 2017 OCUFA award for teaching excellence — the highest university teaching award in Ontario. 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. Her many op-ed pieces have appeared in Haaretz, The Forward, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Ottawa Citizen, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post,+972 Magazine and The Walrus.

Her current projects include a co-edited volume called Emotions and Methodology in International Relations (with Eric Van Rythoven — Routledge Press, under contract); and a memoir book manuscript (under consideration by a university press). She is currently the Jewish Politics Division co-chair for the Association for Jewish Studies, and is co-editor, along with Chaya Halberstam, of AJS Perspectives.

Selected Publications

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

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

“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).

“The Jewish Diaspora,” in Oxford Handbook on Israeli Politics and Society, eds. Alan Dowty, Reuven Hazan, Menachem Hofnung, and Gideon Rahat Oxford University Press, 2018).

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

“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).

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