Dov Waxman

Areas of Study

International Relations, Middle East Politics, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Israeli Politics and Society, Jewish Politics, Diaspora Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign Policy.

Major Publications

Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (co-authored with Ilan Peleg). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011
The Pursuit of Peace and the Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006.

Selected Professional Activities

  • Co-Director, Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development, Northeastern University, 2013-Present.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Israel Studies, 2012-Present.
  • Visiting Research Associate, St. Johns College, University of Oxford, UK, 2012.
  • Visiting Scholar, Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford, UK, 2012.
  • Visiting Scholar, Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2012.
  • Associate Editor, Israel Studies Forum, 2005-2010.
  • Recipient of Eugene M. Lang Research Fellowship, 2007-2008.
  • Visiting Fellow, The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 2006-2007.
  • Awarded Whiting Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, 2006-2007.
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2000-2001.
  • Visiting Fellow, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1999-2000.


Dov Waxman is a visiting scholar and co-director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development at Northeastern University. Beginning in Fall 2014, he will become Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies. Originally from London, England, Professor Waxman attended Oxford University as an undergraduate studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics, before moving to the United States for his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. While in Washington DC, he also worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Before he joins the faculty at Northeastern University, Professor Waxman is currently an associate professor of Political Science at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He was previously an assistant professor of government at Bowdoin College. Professor Waxman has also held fellowships and visiting appointments at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, the Middle East Technical University, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, the Avraham Harman Institute for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and St. John’s College at the University of Oxford. He has written two books and published over 50 scholarly and popular articles. He regularly writes for Ha’aretz, The Daily Beast, and Foreign Policy magazine, and is a frequent commentator on Middle East affairs on television and radio.


Professor Waxman will offer undergraduate and graduate courses on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Israeli Politics and Society, Middle East Politics, and Theories of International Relations.