Smadar Lavie

Smadar Lavie

About Me
Smadar Lavie is a Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis. She authored The Poetics of Military Occupation (UC Press, 1990), receiving the 1990 Honorable Mention of the Victor Turner Award for Ethnographic Writing, and Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture (Berghahn 2014, Nebraska UP 2018) receiving the 2015 Honorable Mention of the Association of Middle East Women's Studies Book Competition and finalist in the 2015 Clifford Geertz Book Competition of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion. Lavie won the American Studies Association's 2009 Gloria Anzaldúa Prize and in 2013, she received the “Heart at East” Honor Plaque for lifetime service to Mizraḥi communities in Israel-Palestine. Her present research focuses on the relationship between left-leaning Mizrahi feminism, Israel’s ultranationalism, and the Palestine-Israel conflict.