Judit Bokser Liwerant
Judit Bokser Liwerant is Professor of Political Science at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). She has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Her BA, Master and Doctoral Studies in Political Science and Sociology were carried out at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Professor Bokser Liwerant has lived in Mexico since 1968. As former Head of the Graduate School of Political and Social Sciences (1996-2012), a nationally and internationally recognized Latin American post-graduate program, Professor Bokser Liwerant led its, academic reform.
- Member of the Mexican Academy of Science, since 1999.
- Member of the National Research System (Fellowship at highest level) since 1991.
She is the Principal Editor of the Mexican Journal of Political and Social Science. She is Co-editor of the Brill Book Series on Jewish Identities in a Changing World, Boston-Leiden (2009-present).
She has been Visiting Professor at several national and international universities, including: Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO); San Martin University, Argentina; Beatty Chair, McGill University, Canada; Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Eckstein Scholar in Residence, Arizona State University; San Martin Chair and The Institute of Advanced Studies, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Research stay at la Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme.
Her works span across different disciplinary fields and research areas, ranging from political theory to cultural diversity. Her specific research has been carried out in political sociology, interdisciplinary and disciplinary boundaries; Jewish responses to Modernity; collective identities in Latin America; pluralism and multiculturalism; Jewish identities; globalization processes and transnationalism.
Her academic production also covers the field of anti-Semitism, racism and human rights, with both theoretical works as well as policy contributions within the framework of the activities of the Citizens’ Study Commission Against Discrimination, the Human Rights Commission and the National Council to Prevent Discrimination.
She has authored and edited 15 books and more than 140 scientific articles and book chapters.
Léxico de la Política, (Political Lexicon, Edit. et al, 2000)
Las Ciencias Sociales, Universidad y Sociedad (Social Sciences, University and Society, Edit., 2003)
Jewish Identities in an Era of Globalization and Multiculturalism (Edit., with Eliezer Ben Rafael et al., 2008)
Sociedad, Política e Identidades (Society, Politics and Identities, 2009)
Transnationalism (Edit., with Eliezer Ben Rafael et al, 2009)
Pensar la Globalización, la Democracia y la Diversidad (On Globalization, Democracy and Diversity, 2009)
Pertenencia y alteridad. Judíos en/de América Latina: cuarenta años de cambios (Belonging and Otherness. Jews in/of Latin America: forty years of changes) (Edit., with Haim Avni, et al., 2011)
Community, Society and Politics. Past and Present Paths of Latin American Jews (Forthcoming).