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Mira Sucharov

Israeli-Palestinian relations; Jewish politics; emotions & international relations; pedagogy; 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

“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).