Academic staff

HomeAcademic staffDr Elian Weizman
Dr Elian Weizman

Dr Elian Weizman

weizmane@lsbu.ac.uk

Social Sciences

  • 720
    total views of outputs
  • 257
    total downloads of outputs
  • 42
    views of outputs this month
  • 4
    downloads of outputs this month

My research agenda is grounded in the case of Israel/Palestine, but speaks more broadly to the study of (settler) colonial regimes, paying particular attention to the dynamics of resistance within settler colonial states, the intersection of law and violence and the politics of knowledge production in these contexts.

My current research project, funded by the ISRF ECF is titled: The Threshold of Criminalisation: Cartographies of State Vulnerabilities and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Israel.

I am the Honorary Secretary and member of the board of trustees of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), an academic hub for the study of the Middle Eastern countries of Jordan, Palestine/Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus. I co-coordinated the “Decolonising Knowledge Production in Settler Colonial States” Workshop and Research Laboratory 2017-2020. Currently, I am developing and coordinating, together with Dr Federica Rossi (LSBU) an international network of scholars analysing the processes, strategies and tools of formal and informal criminalisation of political activism/dissent in multiple countries, that are self-defining as ‘liberal democracies’ across different continents.

BA Middle East History and Islamic Culture and Society

Tel Aviv University, Israel

2003
2005
MA Near and Middle East Studies

SOAS, University of London

2006
2007
PhD Politics and International Studies

SOAS, University of London

2008
2013
Lecturer in Middle East Politics
SOAS, University of London

2017
2019
Education
Deputy Director of the Kenyon Institute, Jerusalem
Council for British Research in the Levant

2015
2017
Third sector/charities
FunderYear wonProjectRole
University of London2021The ‘Roads’ of EmpireCo-Investigator
Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF)2021The Threshold of Criminalisation: Cartographies of State Vulnerabilities and Anti-Colonial Resistance in IsraelPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Roads of EmpireThe ‘Roads’ of EmpireCo-InvestigatorUniversity of LondonOPEN Approved for submissionJul 2021
Criminalisation of dissentCriminilisation of dissentCo-InvestigatorArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)OPEN In preparationApr 2021
Council for British Research in the Levant
2015
British Society for Middle East Studies
2014
International Studies Association
2017
British International Studies Association
2018

Editor of a special issue.

Guest editor
2016
2017

Filter publications

The Anticolonial Settler: Reflections on citizenship, violence and decolonisation
Weizman, E. (2022). The Anticolonial Settler: Reflections on citizenship, violence and decolonisation. Citizenship Studies.

Stories from the 'Roads' of Empire
Redwood, H., Kamiloglu, O. and Weizman, E. (2021). Stories from the 'Roads' of Empire. Borough Road Gallery 16 - 23 Nov 2021

Yara Hawari, Sharri Plonski, and Elian Weizman, eds., “Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society” (New Texts Out Now)
Weizman, E., Hawari, Y. and Plonski, S. (2019). Yara Hawari, Sharri Plonski, and Elian Weizman, eds., “Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society” (New Texts Out Now).

Book Review: The dynamics of exclusionary constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and democratic state by Mazen Masri
Weizman, Elian (2019). Book Review: The dynamics of exclusionary constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and democratic state by Mazen Masri. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13530194.2019.1585075

Introduction: Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society
Hawari, Y., Plonski, S. and Weizman, E. (2018). Introduction: Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society. Settler Colonial Studies. 9 (1), pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1080/2201473X.2018.1486547

Seeing Israel through Palestine: knowledge production as anti-colonial praxis
Weizman, E., Hawari, Y. and Plonski, S. (2018). Seeing Israel through Palestine: knowledge production as anti-colonial praxis. Settler Colonial Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/2201473X.2018.1487129

The Paradox of Breaking the Silence
Weizman, E. (2016). The Paradox of Breaking the Silence. Jadaliyya.

Decolonising Israeli society? Resistance to Zionism as an educative practice
Weizman, E. (2017). Decolonising Israeli society? Resistance to Zionism as an educative practice. ethnicities. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468796816666593

Cause Lawyering and Resistance in Israel
Weizman, E. (2016). Cause Lawyering and Resistance in Israel. Social & Legal Studies. 25 (1), pp. 43-68. https://doi.org/10.1177/0964663915587158

Palestinian Family Unification in Israel: The Limits of Litigation as Means of Resistance
Weizman, Elian (2013). Palestinian Family Unification in Israel: The Limits of Litigation as Means of Resistance. Critical Legal Thinking.