Staff

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Sebastian Schipper from the Geography Department in Goethe University, Frankfurt,  joined PECLAB for his Post-Doc, funded by DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service). In the PECLAB he will work on a research with Prof. Tovi Fenster about urban protest movements and housing policies.
His research: Urban Protest Movements and Housing Policies

PhD Students

Dror Kochan PECLAB member since 2009. Started his PhD research at PEC Lab in 2008. He received his B.A degree in International Relations and East-Asian Studies (Summa Cum Laude) in 2000, and an M.A (Summa Cum Laude) in East-Asian Studies in 2004, both from the Hebrew University. In 2001 and 2004-5, he studied at Taiwan Normal University and Beijing University, respectively.
His research: Urban Change and ‘Socializing’ Space In Contemporary China- Immigration, Urban Planning, and The State

Chen Misgav  Works as full time student on his PhD at the PECLAB since 2008 and serves as the PECLAB coordinator. He received his B.A degree in History and Geography at Tel-Aviv University in 2002, and M.sC in Urban and Regional Planning from the Technion in 2008.
 His research: Spatial Activism in the City: Perspectives of Body, Identity and Memory

Sigal Eden Almogi PECLAB member since 2012. Started her PhD research at PECLAB in 2011. She received her B.A degree in Psychology and General Humanistic Studies at Tel-Aviv University in 1986, and an M.A in Rehabilitating Psychology at Rar-Ilan University in 1990.
Her research: A critical Psychogeography Approach of Home Study - Home in space and Home as Space, in Arava Settlements.

Shelly Cohen started her PhD research at PECLAB in 2011. She received her MA in the history and philosophy of science and Ideas at the Cohen Institute in Tel Aviv University, and is an architectural graduate of the Technion. Books she has written and edited include: "Safehaven: Civil Defense in Architecture", with Tula Amir, Nir Rotem, Dafna Levin, & Ofir Zenathy (Tel Aviv University, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, 2010); “Local, 10 Exhibits at the Architects’ House Gallery” (Israel Association of Architects, 2008), “Living Forms: Architecture and Society in Israel”, with Tula Amir (Xargol and Am Oved, 2007), “Separation: the Politics of Space in Israel”, with Haim Yakobi (Xargol and Am Oved, 2007).  She is the curator of the series of exhibitions entitled " Local"  at the Architect's House Gallery in Jaffa.  She teaches in the Department of Interior Design, the Academic Studies Division, The College of Management, Rishon Le'Zion.
Her research: The ethical, the social and the aesthetic in contemporary architecture in Israel: Theoretical examination of the practice

Chemi Shiff Started his PhD research at the PECLAB in 2013. Received his B.A (cum laude) in archaeology at Ben-Gurion University in 2008, and his M.A (summa cum laude) in archaeology at Tel-Aviv University in 2011. He has been employed at the Israel Antiquities Authority since 2010. In 2013 He was elected as the junior representative of the West Asian region in the council of the World Archaeological Council.
His research: Constructing space: the utilization of archaeological sites and historical sites of national importance in urban planning - Jaffa as a case study

Merav Kadder Started her PhD at the PECLAB in 2014. She received her M.Sc (with distinction) in Urban Studies from University College London (UCL) in 2013. She also holds an M.A. in Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2012), where she also received her B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (P.P.E).
Her research: Micro-geography of addresses in conflicted spaces- the case of Jaffa and Jerusalem.

 


MA Students

Yoav Egozi PECLAB member since 2010. Received his B.Ed degree in Democratic Education and the Science Education for middle school from Kibbutzim Collage in 2008. He is currently a Master’s student in the Porter School of Environmental Studies, in which he is working on his thesis in the PECLAB. Yoav has worked as a teacher and is one of the partners in Pill Yarok – educating for sustainable culture.
His research: The potential of the Transition Towm Model in Israel 

Lian Idan- Saga PECLAB member since 2012. Received her B.Arch degree in Architecture form Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Currently works at SAYA practice dealing with deployment of architectural and urban design tools for promotion of Conflict Resolution and Conflict Management facilities.
Her research: Structuring Public Space in Jaffa: Between Local Knowledge and Culture and Professional Planning Tools

Lavi Hitzig PECLAB member since 2014. Received his B.A degree in Philosophy and Art from TAU. Graduate  Screenwriters Program at the Sam Spiegel, film and television school, Jerusalem.
His research: The use of video as a planning tool in a renewal urban areas.

Michal Ratner PECLAB member since 2014. Received her B.Arch degree in Architecture form Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She has been employed at the Israel Antiquities Authority since 2010.
Her research: The influence of cultural-touristic development in Contested Cities. 

Distinguished undergraduate students

Roni Rachel Schlesinger PECLAB member since 2014. Geography and Theater B.A student.  Set and costume designer, graduate stage design studies at Kibbutzim College. Shternfeld Scholarship winner 2010. 

Ofer Chama PECLAB member since 2012. A third year B.A student in Geography. He is a research assistant in the PECLAB as part of a program designated for outstanding B.A students.
He is a volunteering director of the "Escuelita" NGO - helping work immigrants from Latin America and their children integrate in the Israeli society.

Tia Levi PECLAB member since 2012. A third year B.A student in Geography. she is a research assistant in the PECLAB as part of a program designated for outstanding B.A students.

PEC Lab Graduates (since 2007)

Dr. Efrat Eizenberg PECLAB member 2009-2012. Received her B.A degree in Behavioral Sciences from Ben Gurion University in 1997, and completed her M.A in 2003 and PhD in 2008 at the Environmental Psychology Department of The City University of New York. Efrat is a Post Doc fellow in the PECLAB since 2008 and a research fellow at Institute of Technology and Society in Tel-Aviv University since 2009.

Orli Ronen recived her Ph.D in 2012. She is the Director in the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership since 1998, in which she has been leading the Local Sustainable Development initiative in Israel. 

Hana Hamdan finished her Ph.D in 2010. She received her B.A degree in History of the Middle East from Haifa University in 1989, and an M.Sc in Urban and Regional Planning from the Technion in 2002. Hana is working with Adalah ("Justice" in Arabic) since 2004.

Omer Golan-Joel PECLAB member since 2009. Received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Ecology and Sociology) from the Tel-Hai Academic College in 2007. He is MA student in the PEC Lab since 2008.

Rinat Butbul PECLAB member 2009-2012. Received her B.A degree in East-Asian Studies and General Humanistic Studies from Tel-Aviv University in 2009. Since 2008 she has been working as an intern in Transport Today and Tomorrow, a non-profit organization for the promotion of sustainable transport. Rinat is also an intern in Shatil’s Mixed Cities Project in Jaffa as part of Porter’s Environmental Internship Program since 2009. 

Goor Somer PECLAB member 2009-2010. Received his B.A degree in philosophy and General Humanistics from Tel-Aviv University in 2005. He received an M.A. in Humanitarian Affairs from La Sapienza University in a trilateral cooperation, involving Itailian, Palestinian and Israeli students in 2006.

Keren Yabetz PECLAB member 2010-2012. Received her B.A degree in Philosophy and Sociology and Anthropology from Tel-Aviv University in 2001. She is currently a Master’s student in the Porter School of Environmental Studies and works on her thesis in the PEC Lab. Keren works as a coordinator for a community garden in Maoz Aviv neighborhood, Tel-Aviv, since 2007 as part of a 5 year involvement in community gardens in Jerusalem. 

Orit Reznizki PECLAB member 2010-2013.received her B.A in Geography and General Studies from Tel-Aviv University in 2009, and has recently started her Master degree in Tel-Aviv University's Geography and Human Environment department and the PEC Lab. As a recent graduate student Orit is exploring several research options. She is particularly interested in researching social geography as well as engaging issues related to environmental studies.

Oren Shlomo received his B.A. degree in Social Geography and Philosophy from Tel-Aviv University at 2004. He is an MA student in the PECLAB since 2006. He has worked as an environmental educator, instructing teachers, pupils, and counselors on socio-environmental issues 2008, and is currently writing educational material for the ministry of education.

Nicholas Black  received his bachelors’ degree in 2006 from the department of Geography and the Human Environment in Tel Aviv University. Nicholas has been an M.A. student since 2006. Nicholas has been in the high tech industry since 2004. Throughout his career he has labored on making socially responsible ICT more accessible to consumers and businesses. 

Tamir Arviv recieved his BA degree (Honor) in Film and Television Studies (2005) and an MA in Geography (2009) from Tel-Aviv University. He served as ISEF Foundation's unit manager in Tel-Aviv University during his studies. 

Itay Manor has a B.Arch degree from Bezalel – The Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. He currently teaches Geography in high school. 

Adi Mager received her B.A degree in Sociology-Anthropology and Geography-Human Environment in 2001, and an M.A (honors), at the Department of Geography and Human Environment in 2007.

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