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Dov Waxman


The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies

Department: Department of Political Science
10373 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Campus Mail Code: 148703
Phone: 310-825-9972
Fax: 310-206-3555
Email: dovwaxman@ucla.edu

Areas of Expertise:
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Jewish-Arab relations in Israel
  • Israeli domestic politics
  • Israeli foreign policy
  • U.S.-Israel relations
  • American Jewry’s relationship with Israel
  • American Jewish politics
  • Contemporary anti-Semitism    

Dov Waxman is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair of Israel Studies and the director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Before joining UCLA, he was the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies, a Professor of Political Science, and the director of the Middle East Center at Northeastern University. He was previously an associate professor at the City University of New York, an assistant professor at Bowdoin College, and a visiting professor at the Middle East Technical University. He has also had visiting fellowships at Oxford University, the Hebrew University, Bar-Ilan University and Tel Aviv University. He graduated from Oxford University and received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. His research and writing focus on the Israel-Palestine issue, contemporary antisemitism, Jewish politics, Israeli politics, Israel-Diaspora relations, U.S.-Israel relations, and U.S.-Middle East relations. He is the author four books: The Pursuit of Peace and The Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (2006), Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (2011), Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel (2016), and The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know (published by Oxford University Press in 2019). His writing has also been published in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Los Angeles TimesThe GuardianHaaretzThe ForwardThe AtlanticTimeSlate, Foreign Policy and many other places. He is frequently interviewed on television and radio and he hosts the Nazarian Center’s podcast, Israel in Depth. You can follow him on X (Twitter): @dovwaxman.