Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
Adi Portughies is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University for the 2013-2014 academic year. His PhD dissertation, completed in 2008 at the Department for Jewish History at Bar Ilan University, deals with trends in politics and public opinion in Israel during the years 1967-1982, focusing on the ideological and radical left movements. His field of interest is the political history of Israel, as well as the collective memory of Israeli society.
Adi Portughies was a Schusterman Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University for the 2008-2009 academic year and was given the Adler Hebrew Dissertation Translation Award. Currently he teaches at Ben Gurion University and Bar Ilan University.
In addition to his academic life, Dr Portughies is deeply involved in public life in Israel. He lives in the Negev (Southern Israel), teaches in the Bedouin Diaspora and peripheral towns and volunteering in public committees.