Efrat  Aviv Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Efrat Aviv

Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan University

I have a long-standing interest in Turkey and Turkish studies, including Ottoman history. I am currently a lecturer in the Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies and a Fellow at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies.


I am a lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, where I also serve as a Fellow at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies.  I am the author of Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Turkey. From 2011-2015 I was a Fellow at SICSA (Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism). Publications include, among others: "Antisemitism in Turkey during Operation Protective Edge," book chapter, (Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming); "Erdoğan’s Turkey and Obama’s America," American Policy and Standing in the 21st Century: Realities and Perceptions (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 213-230; "The Efraim Elrom Affair and Israel-Turkey Relations," Middle Eastern Studies 49, 5 (2013), pp. 750-769; "Cartoons in Turkey – From Abdülhamid to Erdoğan," Middle Eastern Studies, 49:2, 2012, pp. 221-236; "Estos Makames Alegres: Cultural Impacts on the Jewish Community of Izmir on the Eve of the 'Young Turk Revolution': Theater and Music", in Michael Laskier and Jacob Lev (eds.), Converging Judaism and Islam: The Religious, Scientific and Cultural Dimensions (Florida: University Press of Florida, 2011), pp. 284-299.


    Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from Bar-Ilan University

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Turkish Studies, Ottoman History, Turkish Jewry, Islam, Islamic movements in Turkey, Sufism, Turkish politics.

Personal Interests

    reading, cinema, poetry, literature, music.



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