Prof. Mimi Ajzenstadt

Mimi Ajzenstadt
Mildred and Benjamin Berger chair in criminology
Director, The Lafer Center for Gender Research and Women's Studies


1985-1992, Ph.D. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Criminology.

1980-1984, M.A. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Criminology.

1977-1980, B.A. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Education, Arabic Language.


Representative Publications 

Ajzenstadt, Mimi, Soffer, Michal and Steinberg Odeda (2010) In the Prison I Rest: Women Behind the Prison Walls. Tel-Aviv: Hakibutz Hameuhad, Kav Adom Series(Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (eds.) (2010). Children, Families and Women in the welfare Mediterranean Countries. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Zeev Rosenhek (2000) “Privatization and new Modes of State Intervention: The Long-Term Care Program in Israel.” Journal of Social Policy.  29(2): 247-262.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (2001) “Appearances can be deceptive: Gender in the Israeli Welfare State.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society. 8(3): 292-324.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Gabriele Cavaglion (2002).“The Sexual Body of the Young Jew as an Arena of Ideological Struggle: 1821-1948.” Symbolic Interaction. 25(1): 93-116. 

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2002) “Crime, Social Control and the Process of Social Classification: Juvenile Delinquency/Justice Discourse in Israel, 1948-1970.” Social Problems. 49 (4)::585-604.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2009) "The Relative Autonomy of Women Offenders' Decision-Making." Theoretical Criminology. 13(2): 201-225.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2009) "Moral Panic and Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Single Mothers on Welfare in Israel." British Journal of Criminology. 49(1): 68-87.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Assaf Shapira (2012) "The Socio-Legal Construction of Otherness under a Neo-Liberal Regime: The Case of Foreign Workers in the Israeli Criminal Courts." British Journal of Criminology. 52: 685-704.  

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Mona Khoury-Kassabri (2012) "The Cultural Context of Juvenile Justice Policy in Israel." Journal of Social Policy. 1-18.