Research

My research focuses on conceptual and methodological issues at the intersection between education, peace-building, and social activism.  I am interested in how we can better understand the impact of grassroots peace-building programs, particularly educational programs.  As part of this interest I conduct research on how educational programs are linked to participation in social movements and other forms of social activism.  I also explore methodological and epistemological questions about measuring impact.  Much of this research is based  in Israel, focusing on the conflict between Jews and Palestinians (within Israel) and between Israel and Palestine.  I also conduct research in the United States and have worked on similar issues in South Africa. 

I am also interested in, and am involved with projects that focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and on broader questions related to research methodology in the social sciences.