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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
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 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 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 and Brent Sasley — Routledge Press, under contract); A Guide to Op-Ed Writing and Social Media Engagement for Students and Scholars (University of Toronto Press, under contract); and Social Justice in Israel/Palestine: Foundational & Contemporary Debates (co-edited with Aaron Hahn Tapper), (University of Toronto Press, under contract). She is currently the Jewish Politics Division co-chair for the Association for Jewish Studies.

Selected Publications

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

“Letting Politics into the Israeli-Palestinian Classroom,” in Rachel Harris, ed., Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Wayne State University Press, forthcoming.

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

“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).

“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).