Since joining the NCJW Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel-Aviv University, I have undertaken a number of research projects. My research interests are interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of gender studies, sociology and cultural studies. More specifically., my research and teaching interests focus on gender and social theory, family, queer and feminist time studies, singlehood and popular culture, friendships and aunthood. In the course of the recent years, I wrote my first monograph, A Table for One: A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time (Manchester University Press). The book is an an open access which can be downloaded legally and without any cost at this link: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=635870;keyword=lahad
In the book, I juxtapose two theoretical fields that are rarely linked: the social study of time and the study of female singlehood. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book opens up possibilities for a new theorization of female singlehood and social time, lines of inquiry which are relatively under-theorized and under-incorporated into social and feminist research and critical studies in general.
So far, my interest in female singlehood and social and feminist theory has led to the publication of various articles in journals such as Cultural Studies, European Journal of Women's Studies, Israeli Sociology, Nora: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Sociology, Sociological Forum, Time and Society, Sociological Research Online, Theory and Criticism, and Women's Studies International Forum . In my articles, I offer new terms of engagement with questions concerning the constitution of social life, hierarchies of power, bodies of knowledge and the production of subjectivities.
During my years at Tel Aviv University, I have developed a number of undergraduate and graduate courses for the NCJW Women and Gender Studies Program. These include an introductory course on culture from a feminist perspective; a course on feminist readings of time; a course on contemporary masculinities, a graduate course on methodology and thesis writing; and research seminars on family and singlehood.
My current projects include independent and collaborative studies on women’s friendship practices, Aunthood and Kin relations, Friendships, Freezing Eggs in Israel and Denmark; Blended Families, Loneliness and Aloneness, Old Mothers" in Denmark, Solo Dinning as well as a new project on aloneness and friendships in Japan.
For the last years I have taught in various academic institutions in Israel and Italy and was a visiting professor and an honorary research fellow at the Venice International University and Manchester University. I was also a visiting scholar at Columbia University and a visiting lecturer at Ca’Foscari University in Venice. I have peer reviewed for journals as: Asian Women, Continuum, Culture, Health and Sexuality, Ethnos, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Gender, Place and Culture; Sociological Spectrum,, Women’s Studies International Forum, Sociological Forum, Sociological Review. I have been an external examiner for a number of universities (Ca'Foscari University, Haifa University, Hebrew University, Shenkar Collage and Tel-Aviv University) You are welcome to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any further info.