Tamir Sorek

Title

Professor of Sociology

Professor of Jewish Studies

Email

tsorek@ufl.edu

Office

205 Walker Hall

Hours

By appointment

About

Teaching

Research

Publications


About

Tamir Sorek studies social, political, and cultural dynamics that shape ethnic and national identities, particularly in the context of Israel/Palestine. Sorek combines both quantitative and qualitative methods in his work. In his book Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave (Cambridge University Press 2007), Sorek illustrates how a seemingly innocent arena like sports is in effect a powerful political sphere, which has implications for ethnic, religious, civic, national identification, and even political behavior.  His book, Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs (Stanford University Press 2015), deals with the struggles over the representation of the Palestinian past in Israel. Currently he is writing a social biography of the Palestinian poet and political leader Tawfiq Zayyad.

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Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

      • Sport, Society, and Politics

      • Israeli Society

      • Israelis and Palestinians

      • Contemporary Sociological Theory

      • Ethnic Conflicts in a Comparative Perspective


Research

Areas of Specialization

      • Nationalism

      • Ethnic Conflicts

      • Sports

      • Collective Memory


Publications

Books 

      • Un terrain contesté : Les dilemmes d’un football arabe dans un État juif, Albin Michel, 2017 (in French).

      • Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs, Stanford University Press, 2015.

      • Nasionnalisme Palestina Di Lapangan Hijau: Sejarah Ringkas Sepak Bola Arab-Palestina di Wilayah Kekuasaan Israel Manna dan Salwa, 2010 (in Indonesian).

      • Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

      • Identities at Play, Magnes Press, 2006 (in Hebrew).

      • Messica, Fabienne and Tamir Sorek, Refuzniks israéliens – Ces soldats qui refusent de combattre en territoires occupés , Agnès Viénot Edition, 2003 (in French).

Articles

Chapters in Books 

Solicited Articles in Journals