Anita Shapira, PhD
Founder, Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Tel Aviv University
Anita Shapira is Professor Emerita in Jewish History at Tel Aviv University. She specializes in the history of Zionism, the Jewish community in Palestine and the state of Israel, with an emphasis on cultural, social and intellectual history.
She has published numerous books and articles, among them Berl Katznelson, A Biography of a Socialist Zionist (1984), Land and Power, The Zionist Resort to Force, 1881-1948 (1992), and Yigal Allon, Native Son (2008). Her newest book, Israel – A History, was published in 2013.
Shapira has received numerous academic and professional awards and fellowships from Israeli and foreign universities, including Yale, Brandeis, City University of New York, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, the Oxford Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, University of Toronto, Columbia and others. She is the 2008 Israel Prize for Jewish History laureate.
She received her BA and MA, cum laude, and PhD, summa cum laude, in History and Jewish History from Tel Aviv University.