Stepha Velednitsky

Credentials: Israel

2019 SKJ Fellow

Stepha Velednitsky is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography affiliated with the Center for Culture, History, and Environment and the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies. Her master’s thesis explores the history of Israel’s agricultural settlement from 1948 to 1967. In particular, this project focuses on the role of modernization theory, as adapted by Israeli institutions, in shaping settlement practices with Mizrahi (Middle Eastern Jewish) immigrants. The SKJ fellowship will allow her to continue her research on Israeli regimes of migration. During her summer fieldwork in Israel, she will research the state’s contemporary governance of citizenship and asylum claims from Eastern European and African migrants.

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