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Angy Cohen, PhD

Rothschild Hanadiv Europe Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Philosophy and Society

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology and Archaeology

University of Calgary


About me

I am a researcher on contemporary Sephardic culture. Through a combination of ethnographic research and text analysis, I have studied Sephardi Modernity with a focus on the Jewish communities of the Maghreb. I have also studied Sephardi culture in Israel and Sephardi women's movements. I have a multidisciplinary academic background in Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology and Jewish Studies. My research is focused on personal narratives and identity construction.

I received my PhD in 2017 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Autonomous University of Madrid, in a Joint PhD program. My doctoral dissertation was a comparative ethnographic study of life stories among Spanish-Moroccan Jews that emigrated to Israel and Argentina. In the last two years, I have been working on personal narratives of Sephardi/Mizrahi women and the development of the so-called "traditionist feminism" in Israel. 

I have held postdoctoral positions at the School of Cultural Studies of Tel Aviv University, the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at Concordia University (Montreal), and the University of Calgary. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Universidad Complutense of Madrid. At the moment, I am working on the manuscript of my book about personal narratives of Spanish-Moroccan Jews in Israel and Argentina, from a comparative approach.

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