Prof. Daphna Golan

Prof. Daphna Golan

Director of Campus-Community Partnership – program initiated to advance the social engagement of institutions of higher education, assist faculty members in developing community-engaged courses, and encourage students to volunteer and act towards social justice and human rights.

Director of the Minerva Human Rights Fellowship Program.

Teaches community-engaged courses at the Faculty of Law:

Human Rights and Israeli Society

Human Rights, Feminism and Social Change

Founding member of B'Tselem – the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and the organization's first Research Director. As Research Director particularly known are her reports written with Prof. Stanley Cohen on the torture of Palestinians under arrest in Israel: The Interrogation of Palestinians During the Intifada: Ill-treatment, "Moderate Physical Pressure" or Torture?. (Jerusalem, B'Tselem, 1991)

Founding Director of Bat Shalom(1993-1997) – feminist grassroots peace organization of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli women


Latest book

Golan-Agnon, D. Next Year in Jerusalem- Everyday Life in a Divided Land, New York: The New Press (2005)


Upcoming books

Hope at the End of the Campus (Resling 2017)

Campus Community Partnerships (Mofet 2017)


Previous books

Golan-Agnon, D. (Ed.) Inequality in Education, Tel Aviv: Babel, (2004) (in Hebrew)

Golan-Agnon, D. Where am I in this story? Jerusalem: Keter, (2002) (in Hebrew)

Golan, D. Inventing Shaka-Using History in the Construction of Zulu Nationalism, Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers (1994)


Latest articles

Golan Daphna, and Jona Rosenfeld, "Learning from Sucsses of Community Engaged courses in Israeli Academia" Gilui Da'at, forthcoming May 2015, (in Hebrew).

Golan, Daphna and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, “Community-Engaged Courses in a Conflict Zone: A Case Study of the Israeli Academic Corpus,” Journal of Peace Education 2014, Vo. 11, No. 2, 181-207.

Orr, Zvika and Daphna Golan, “Human Rights NGOs in Israel: Collective Memory and Denial,” The International Journal of Human Rights 2014, Vol. 18, No. 1, 68-93.

Golan, Daphna, Zvika Orr and Sami Ershied, “Lifta and the Regime of Forgetting: Memory Work and Conservation,” Jerusalem Quarterly 2013, Vol. 54, 69-81.

Golan, Daphna and Zvika Orr, “Translating Human Rights of the ‘Enemy’: The Case of Israeli NGOs Defending Palestinian Rights,” Law & Society Review 2012, Vol. 46, No. 4, 781-814.

Golan-Agnon, Daphna, “Between Human Rights and Hope – What Israelis Might Learn from South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions,” International Review of Victimology 2010, Vol. 17, No. 1, 31-48.

Golan-Agnon, Daphna, “Between Denial and Reconciliation: Lessons from South Africa to Israel and Palestine,” in P. Rothfield et al. (eds.), Pathways to Reconciliation: Between Theory and Practice, Ashgate Publishing, 2008, pp. 159-168.

Golan-Agnon, Daphna, “The Israeli Human Rights Movement – Lessons from South Africa,” in D. Downes et al. (eds.), Crime, Social Control and Human Rights: From Moral Panics to States of Denial – Essays in Honour of Stanley Cohen, Willan Publishing, 2007, pp. 270-293.

Golan-Agnon, Daphna, “Separate but not Equal: Discrimination against Palestinian Arab Students in Israel,” American Behavioral Scientist 2006, Vol. 49, No. 8, 1075-1084.



Articles in Ha'aretz newspaper

Golan, D. We don't agree to a haircut. Ha'aretz, December 6, 2011.

Golan, D. Studentsand Homeless Squatting TogetherHa'aretz, September 12, 2011.

Golan, D. Before the Almond Trees Disappear. Ha'aretz, February 27, 2011.

Golan, D. Jerusalem Day celebrates an illusory unification. Ha'aretz, May 12, 2010.

Golan, D. To understand Jerusalem, Lula should walk through it. Ha'aretz, March 15, 2010.

Golan, D. Everyone can drum. Ha'aretz, December 22, 2009.

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