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Tamar Hofnung

Israel Institute Teaching Fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and the Sociology Department, University of California, Los Angeles

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About Tamar

Hofnung is a political sociologist specializing in the politics shaping gender and racial equality policies in Israel and the United States. Before coming to UCLA, she had an appointment as the recipient of the Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley's Sociology Department. Hofnung received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in human rights through the joint program "Human Rights Under Pressure" with Freie Universität Berlin. Among other awards, she is the recipient of the Annenberg Foundation Prize of Excellence in American Studies and the Jacques Nass Political Economy Prize of Excellence.

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Quoted by Hannah Hudnall in "No Ban on Preaching Christianity in Israel, Experts Say | Fact Check," USA Today, November 15, 2023.
Guest on Spectrum News 1, October 9, 2023.
Guest on Fox News @ Night, October 9, 2023.
Opinion: "Politicizing Judge Selection–Lessons from America’s Mass Incarceration," Tamar Hofnung, Ynetnews, August 9, 2023.
Guest on Fox News @ Night, July 25, 2023.