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Curriculum Vitae

S. ZEV KALIFON

 

Address:                     Rh. Beri Locker 19/4

                                    Neve Pat, Jerusalem 93282

                                    Israel

 

Telephone:                 Home: 02-786-290

                                    Work:  03-531-8276

                                    Cellphone:  054-431920

 

Birth Date:                 February 25, 1952

 

Birth Place:                Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A

 

Marital Status:           Married, two sons (born 1979 and 1983)

 

Present Position:        Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences,

Bar-Ilan University, 52900 Ramat Gan, Israel

 

Education:                 Grimsley Senior High School (College Preparatory Program)

                                    1968-1970, matriculation 1970

 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Social Anthropology and Psychology), 1970-1974, two BA’s awarded 1975

 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Masters Program in Psychology), 1974-1974, 1976-1977

 

Northwestern University (Anthropology [Social]), Ph.D., 1986.

Doctoral Fellow in the Northwestern University Program in Ethnography and Public Policy (NUPEPP).

Dissertation: Self-help Groups for Families of the Mentally Ill: Growth, Conflict and Change

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University, 1986-1997

 

National Science Foundation Summer Institute on the Creation of Primary Data in Cultural Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June-July, 1987.

 

Honors:                      National Merit Commendation, 1969

                                    National Honor Society, 1970

                                    Fellowship, Hebrew University, 1974-1975, 1976-1977

                                    Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1980-1981

                                    National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship, 1981-1983

National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1986-1987

Wolfe Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1987-89

 

Language Proficiency:          Native:            English

Acquired:  Hebrew

 

 

Positions Held:                      

 

Summer 1974:                         Research Assistant to Professor Harvey Goldberg (project on Libyan Jews in Israel), Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 

1974-1975:                              Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Sociology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 

1975-1980:                              Army Psychologist, Israel Defense Forces

 

Summer 1981:                         Teaching Assistant to Professor Oswald Werner, Northwestern University Field School in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Navajo Indian Reservation, Shiprock, New Mexico

 

Winter 1982:                           Teaching Assistant, Language and Culture, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

 

Spring 1982:                            Teaching Assistant, Myth and Symbolism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

 

Spring 1983:                            Teaching Assistant, Myth and Symbolism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

 

1983-1984:                              Teacher, High School of Jewish Studies, Northwestern Suburban Branch, Hoffman Estates, IL

 

1984-1986:                              Research Assistant, Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

 

1985-1987:                              Lecturer, Open University, Jewish Community Center, Chicago, IL.

 

1986-1987:                              Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

 

1987-1990:                              Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

 

1988-1990:                              Scientific Advisor (consultant) to the Self-Help Clearinghouse, Women’s League for Israel (previously under the auspices of Joint Israel), Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

1990-1993:                              External Lecturer, Department of External Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, 31999 Haifa, Israel

 

1990-1992:                              External Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, 52900 Ramat Gan, Israel

 

1990-1996:                              External Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Stern Regional College, Mobile Post Yizrael, 19315, Israel

 

1992-present:                          Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, 52900 Ramat Gan, Israel

 

1993-1996:                              External Lecturer, Department of General Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, 31999 Haifa, Israel

 

Spring 1997:                            External Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Sha’arei Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem Israel

 

1998-1999:                              Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

 

2003-2010:                              Member of the Editorial Board of "Bain Ha-Zirot"

                                                (Journal of Behavioral Sciences in the IDF)

 

Fieldwork Experience

 

1972-1973:                              Research Seminar, Marriage Practices in Arab Villages, Professor Henry Rosenfield, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 

Summer 1974:                         Ethno-Historical Research on Libyan Jewry, Assistant to Professor Harvey Goldberg, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 

Summer 1981:                         Research on Navajo concepts of mental health, Navajo Indian Reservation, Shiprock, New Mexico

 

1982-1984:                              Dissertation research on self-help among families of adult mental patients

 

1984-1986:                              Research on readmission of the mentally ill to Illinois state facilities

 

1986-1987:                              Research on family involvement in the readmission of mental patients in Illinois state facilities

 

1987-present:                          Research on various aspects of health in Israel (including self-help, definitions of illness, new medical technologies and public health policy).  Research on consensus theory and consensus in Israel.  Research on attitude change and conflict resolution in Israel.
Memberships:  -Society for Applied Anthropology, 1982-present

 (fellow status since 1988).

-American Anthropological Association, 1983-present.

-Israel Anthropological Association, 1976-1978,

1982-  1983, 1987-present (treasurer 1993-present)
-Society for Quantitative Anthropology, 1987-present

 

פירסומים

 

Publications - Refereed Journals

 

“Homelessness and Mental Health Policy”, Practicing Anthropology, Winter 1989, vol. 11(1): 10-11.

 

Homelessness and Mental Illness: Who Resorts to State Hospitals?” Human Organization, Fall 1989, vol. 48(3): 268-273.

 

“Self-Help Groups Providing Services: Conflict and Change”, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Summer 1991, vol. 20(2):191-205.

 

With M. Ben Mollov and Gerald Steinberg:

“Federalism and Multiculturalism as a Vehicle for Perception Change in Israeli Society”, International Journal of Conflict Management, 2004, vol. 15(2): 105-120

 

With Malka Shabtay:

“Applied Anthropology in Israel: Between Infancy and Maturity” National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin, May 2006, vol. 25 (1):104-122.

 

With M. Ben Mollov:

"Changing Perceptions of the 'Other': A Field Experiment", Practicing Anthropology Summer 2006, vol. 28(3): 4-7.

 

With Malka Shabtay:

"Introduction: Applied Anthropology in Israel", Practicing Anthropology, Summer 2006, vol. 28(3): 2-3.

 

Chapters in Books

 

“Applied Anthropology in Israel: Doing Applied Work Without Really Trying” in The Global Practice of Anthropology, Carole E. Hill and Marietta Baba eds., Williamsburg, VA: College of William and Mary Press, 1996.

 

With M. Ben Mollov:

“Daniel Elazar’s Approach to Federalism as a Basis for Conflict Resolution in Israeli Society”, to appear in The Festschrift for Daniel Elazar, Samuel Sandler ed. Jerusalem: Jerusalem Center for Policy Studies, 2010.

 

Books

 

With Dan A. Lewis et al.

State Hospital Utilization in Chicago: People, Problems and Policy. Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1987.

 

With Amit Cohen

Modelim ve-Yisumim shel Hitarvut be-Kevutzah Gedolah be-Irgunim be-Tahilichai Shinui.  Anaf Yiutz Irguni, Department of Behavioral Science, Tzahal, 2000.

 

 

 

Guest Editor of Journal- Practicing Anthropology

With Malka Shabtay:

Guest editor of special issue of Practicing Anthropology on Applied Anthropology in Israel, Summer 2006.

 

 

Publications - Other

 

“Self-Help Groups Providing Services: Change and Development”, Occasional Papers, Northwestern University Program in Ethnography and Public Policy (NUPEPP), 1984.

 

“Implications of Navajo Definitions of Mental Illness on Access to Western Medical Care”, Proceedings of the 11th Third World Conference, 1985.

 

“Families of the Disabled: From Theory to Personal Experience and Back Again”, Proceedings of the Second Annual Meetings of the Society of Disability Studies, 1989.

 

“Koah ha-Harta’ah il ha’Anishah: Skirat Sifrut”, General Staff, Manpower Division, Department of Behavioral Sciences – Special Populations, 1990 (in Hebrew).

 

 “Book Review - Shlomo Deshen, Blind People: The Private and Public Life of Sightless Israelis”, Israel Social Science Research, 1996, Volume 11, No. 2.

 

 

 

Papers Presented at Meetings and Conferences

 

“Family Initiative in Community Mental Health”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, San Diego, California, March 1983.  Available from the Applied Anthropology Documentation Center (Lexington, Kentucky).

 

“Self-Help Groups Providing Services: Change and Development”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 1983.  Available from the Applied Anthropology Documentation Center (Lexington, Kentucky).

 

“Self-Help Groups as Service Providers,” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Anthropological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1984.  Available from the Applied Anthropology Documentation Center (Lexington, Kentucky).

 

“Mental Hospital Readmissions: The Influence of Family Culture”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Washington, DC, March 1985.

 

“Implications of Navajo Definitions of Mental Illness on Access to Western Medical Care”, presented at the 11th Third World Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 1985.

 

“The Influence of Family Culture on Mental Hospital Readmissions”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, December 1985.

 

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Some Thoughts on Growth in Self-Help Groups”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Oaxaca, Mexico, April 1987.

 

“Social Isolation, Homelessness and Readmission”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Oaxaca, Mexico, April 1987.

 

“The State Mental Hospital: Social Control in an Age of Deinstitutionalization”, panel discussion given at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, Illinois, April 1987.

 

“Self-Help Groups: Growth, Conflict and Change”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Israel Anthropological Association, Haifa, Israel, February 1988 (in Hebrew).

 

“Self-Help and the Medical Bureaucracy: The Cultures of Organizational Cultures”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Phoenix, Arizona, November 1988.

 

“Compliments and Insults: Cognitive Landmarks in a Multiple Culture Model”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Israel Anthropological Association, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 1988.

 

“Families of the Disabled: From Theory to Personal Experience and Back Again”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society of Disability Studies, Denver, Colorado, June 1989.

 

“Families of the Disabled: From Theory to Personal Experience”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 1989.

 

“Training Programs in Applied Anthropology”, panel discussion given at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, York, Great Britain, April 1990.

 

“The Cultural Implications of Testing: The Ethiopian Example”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Israel Anthropological Association, Beer Sheva, Israel, February 1992.

 

“Culture and the Diffusion of New Medical Technologies”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 1993.

 

“Consensus in the Religious Beliefs and Practices of Israelis”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Israel Anthropological Association, Tel-Aviv, Israel, March 1994.

 

“The Beliefs and Practices of Religious and Secular Israelis: A Consensus Model”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, Ga., November-December 1994.

 

“Difficulties in Obtaining Organs for Transplants: A Model of Non-Consensus”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Israel Anthropological Association,          Ein-Gedi, Israel, January 1995.

 

“The Shortage of Donor Organs in Israel: Cultural Symbols and Consensus”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 1995.

 

“Is a Deaf Culture Possible n Israel: Problems of Ethnicity and Demography”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 1996.

 

“Double Murder or Medical Miracle: Culture, Religion and Heart Transplants in Israel”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 1997.

 

“Variation in the Acceptance of New Medical Technologies: Transplant Failure and IVF Success in Israel”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropological, Tucson, Arizona, April 1999.

 

“A Tale of Two Technologies: The Under-Utilization of Heart Transplant Technologies in Israel”, presented at the Sixth Annual International Qualitative Health Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, April 2000.

 

“Between ‘Spilling Blood’ and Blood Relations: The Under-Utilization of Heart Transparent Technologies Versus the Over-Utilization of IVF Technologies in Israel”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Israel Anthropological Association, Jerusalem, Israel, May 2000.

 

“A Paradox in the Acceptance of Two Technologies: The Under-Utilization of Heart Transplant Technologies Versus the Over-Utilization of IVF in Israel”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, California, November 2000.

 

“Polygyny as Symbol:  The Request to Renew Legalized Polygyny for Sephardi Jews in Israel”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, November 2001.

“Consensus Change as a Measure of Intervention Success: A Field Experiment”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropological, Portland OR, March 19-23, 2003.

“Federalism and Multiculturalism as a Vehicle for Perception Change in Israeli Society”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the International Association for Conflict Management, Melbourne, Australia, June 15-18, 2003.

“Reducing Inter-Ethnic Tensions in Israel: A Federalist and Multicultural Approach ”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 19-23, 2003.

 

“Applied Anthropology in Israel: Between Infancy and Maturity”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropological, Santa Fe, NM, April 5-10, 2005.

 

“Cans Educational Interventions Work to Promote Peace: A New Model for Inter-Communal Relations in Israel”,  presented at the Annual Meetings of  the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA, November 15-19, 2006.

 

“Federalism, Multiculturalism and Consensus: Changing Attitudes Toward the ‘Other’ in Israel”, presented at the Annual Meetings of  the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, November 28-December 2, 2007.

 

“Consensus, Attitude and Change: A Controlled Field Experiment”, presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, California, November 19-23, 2008.

 

“Learning Not to Change: The Cultural Dilemmas of an Ultra-Orthodox Academic College”, presented at the Annual Meetings of  the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2-6, 2009.

 

The 32 Wives of  Goel Ratzon: The Public  Perception of a Polygynous  Cult in Israel ”, presented at the Annual Meetings of  the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA, November 17-21, 2010.