קורות חיים - Curriculum vitae

Yemima Cohen

20 Ben Maimon St. Jerusalem 92261 Israel

Date of Birth: September 17, 1983

Contact: 972-54-5753006; yemimacohen@gmail.com

Education

 

2012-

Ph.D. studies in Sociology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Under the guidance of Prof. Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi. Research topic: "Heritage Tourism in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem".

2009- 2011

M.A. (Research Track) at the Institute for European Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Summa Cum Laude.

Thesis title: "The Burden and Joy of Commemoration: The commemoration of Jews and Judaism in the public space in Vienna and Prague".

2007-2009

B.A. in History, Sociology and Anthropology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Magna Cum Laude.

 

 

Work Experience

 

2012-present

Lecturer of "The Texture of Memory" course (53633), The department of Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2011-present

Research Assistant for Dr. Aziza Khazzoom. Research focuses on the formation of ethnic inequality among Jews in Israel Using the case study of Jews who immigrated to Israel in the 1950s. The position entails managing a team of research assistants and conducting of interviews. 

2011-2013

Research Assistant for Dr. Jackie Feldman. Comparative research focusing on Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. The position entails carrying out research fieldwork operations, including the locating of suitable interviewees, conducting interviews and holding observations.

2006-2011

Tour guide, The Jerusalem Archaeological Park – The Davidson Center. Guiding local and international tourist groups and individuals in English, German and Hebrew.

2005-2011

Tour guide, the Rachel Yanait Ben Zvi Center. Guiding local and international groups on tours throughout Jerusalem in English and Hebrew.

 

           

Scholarships

 

2013     The Hoffman Leadership and Responsibility Fellowship Program.

2013        Shine Center Award for Outstanding article of 2013.

2013      Shine Center Scholarship for doctoral students, 2013.

2013      The Naomi and Bernard Frieden Award for the Study of European Jewry history and the history of the Holocaust, awarded by the Avraham  Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry.

2012      Scholarship for participation in the "Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute" of The New School for Social Research, held in Wroclaw, Poland. The studies included two courses from the graduate school program of The New School for Social Research.

2010      Scholarship for Outstanding Merit from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem to study the German language in Vienna, Austria.

2009      Scholarship for Merit from the Institute for European Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Research Grants

 

2009      Research grant of 10000 NIS for a Working Paper from the "Aaron Manczer Fund" by the Center for Austrian Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Lectures in Conferences

 

2013      "Readings in the Israeli Landscape" conference in The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Lecture topic: "Street signs and control in the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem" (with Dr. Jackie Feldman).

2013      "Performance – Memory - Museum: Commemorating the Past in a Contested Present" conference in Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva. Concluding remark.

2012      "Contested Urban Spaces in the 21st Century: Planning with Recognition" workshop in Tel Aviv University. Lecture topic: "The Commemoration of Jews and Judaism in Vienna and Prague."

2012      "The 6th Annual International Conference on Sociology in Athens", Greece. Lecture topic: "The Commemoration of Jews and Judaism in Vienna and Prague".

 

Other activities

 

2013      Co-organizing the "Performance - Memory - Museum: Commemorating the Past in a Contested Present" conference in Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva. My responsibilities included organization of the sessions and responsibility for the technical management of the conference.

2012      "The Old City of Jerusalem: a Site of Memory" special tour for the participants of the "Collective Memory in Comparative Perspective: Theoretical Concerns and Everyday Practices" international workshop, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The tour included visits to leading heritage sites in the old city.

 

Publications

 

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

"Among the ruins of Berlin - Hollywood and the change in American policy toward Germany in the years 1943-1949", Slil - Journal for History and Film, Summer Issue, 2009, Pp.29-50. (Hebrew).

Working papers:

"The Burden and Joy of Commemoration: The Commemoration of Jews and Judaism in the Public Space in Vienna and Prague",Working Papers, 103/2011 The Center For Austrian Studies, 2011.

Other publications:

"Celebration of a Borrowed Past", Ha'aretz, 30.10.12 (Hebrew).

 

Languages

 

English              Mother tongue level, including experience in academic writing.

Hebrew             Mother tongue level.

German             Fluent in speech, reading and writing.