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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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Professor

Dr. Mira Sucharov is Professor of Political Science and University Chair of Teaching Innovation. 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 Borders and Belonging: A Memoir (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), 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 (with Eric Van Rythoven) Methodology and Emotion in International Relations: Parsing the Passions (Routledge, 2019 ).

She is the founding co-chair of the Jewish Politics Division at the Association for Jewish Studies, and is co-editor (with Chaya Halberstam) of AJS Perspectives.

Dr. Sucharov is a six-time teaching award winner, and holds the University Chair in Teaching Innovation. At Carleton, she has developed courses in Israeli-Palestinian relations, op-ed writing and social media engagement, and graphic novels and political identity.

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.

She is available to deliver workshops on op-ed writing and social media engagement to faculty, graduate students and other academic experts, and is available to give book talks on her memoir to broad audiences. If you are interested in having her visit your campus or other organization (in-person or virtually), please contact her.

Selected Publications

Borders and Belonging: A Memoir (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

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).

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

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