Dr. Hagit Damari

Dr. Hagit Damri

Faculty Member, Director of the Mandel Program for Cultural Leadership in the Negev

​Hagit Damri holds a PhD in sociology and anthropology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where she lectures in the gender studies program. Her research deals with the relationship between cultural-political negotiations and the body. Hagit served as the executive director of Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality, and led the development and establishment of a bi-lingual Jewish-Arab educational system in Beer Sheva. She initiated and oversaw the production of Israel's first anthology of children's stories in Hebrew and Arabic, which was published in two volumes: Sweet Tea with Mint and Other Stories, and I Am from There and Other Stories. She is involved in artistic projects as a conceptual consultant and as a writer of texts for exhibitions.