Dr. Dekel Peretz

Curriculum Vitae

Dekel Peretz was a guest from February 2021 until November 2023. He was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology of Heidelberg University. His research focuses on Muslim-Jewish encounters in Berlin within the framework of the ORA and DFG funded joint research project: “Muslim-Jewish encounter, diversity & distance in urban Europe: religion, culture and social model.” This project is a cooperation of Heidelberg University, Birkbeck University of London, University of Strasbourg and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

Dekel obtained his PhD in history from the University of Potsdam in 2020. In his dissertation Zionism and Cosmopolitanism: Franz Oppenheimer and the Dream of a Jewish Future in Germany and Palestine Dekel dealt with the history of sociology and Jewish identity in fin de siècle Germany in the context of the racial and colonial discourses. His previous research and publications focused on schools and social transformation in Arab Palestine during the British Mandate, Zionism, utopian thought, colonial fantasies and German memorial culture.

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