Merav Kaddar is a Phd candidate at the political science department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the supervision of Prof. Avner De-Shalit. Her research deals with the relationship between artists, art and cities. She is a research assistant in an Israeli-German project which research critical art and artists, and urban development in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv – Jaffa, Hamburg and Hanover. Merav is a participant of Minerva Center for Human Right’s scholarship program Human Rights under Pressure, a joint program of the Hebrew University and the Freie Universität, Berlin. Merav holds a B.A. in PPE (Philosophy, Political science and economics) and an M.A. in Philosophy, both from the Hebrew University. She also holds an MSc in Urban Studies (with distinction) from University College London (UCL). She worked in different academic centers, dealing with issues of human rights, the civil society, urban planning and more. Her interests include, among others, urban culture, urban regeneration, mixed cities, contested societies, urban sociology, art sociology, ethics, transitional justice and human rights.
Doctoral student, department of Political Science
Dissertation title: Urban agency and artistic interventions as transitional justice mechanisms in contested urban spaces
Supervisor: Prof. Avner de-Shalit