The socio-cultural history of modern Egypt, politics (especially the religion-state relationship), women and gender relations in Muslim and Arab societies, and youth in the Middle East.
Chapters in Books
"The Moslem Brotherhood: A Political Movement Outside of the Political Game?" in Eyal Zisser (Ed.), Religion and Nationalism in the Middle East, The Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University (forthcoming, in Hebrew).
"'East is East and West is West . . . And Never the Twain Shall Meet?' Hasan al-Bana between East and West", in Uriya Shavit (Ed.), The Decline of the West, The Rise of Islam?: Philosophical Readings on the Future of Civilazations, The Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University (forthcoming, in Hebrew).
“An Odyssey from the Personal to the Collective: Fadwa Tuqan’s Mountainous Journey as a Test Case”, in Ruth Roded & Noga Efrati (Eds.), Women and Gender in the Middle East in the 20th Century, Magnes, 2009, pp. 71-109. (in Hebrew)
"From the Mother of the Shahid to the Shahida: Motherhood in the National Palestinian Discourse: 1987–2005", in Haggai Golan & Shaul Shay (Eds.), A Ticking Bomb, Tel Aviv University: Ma'arachot, 2006, pp.115–132. (in Hebrew)
"The Palestinian Shahida: National Patriotism, Islamic Feminism, or Social crisis" in Yoram Schweizer (ed). Female Suicide Bombers: Dying forEquality? Tel Aviv: Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies. 2006, pp. 13-24.
“Fadwa Tuqan’s Autobiography: Restructuring a Personal History into the Palestinian National Narrative,” in Bo’az Shoshan (Ed.), Discourse of Gender/Gendered Discourse in the Middle East, Connecticut and London: Praeger, 2000, pp. 57–77.
“The Status of the Woman in the Middle East Between the World Wars,” in Haggai Ehrlich, The Middle East Between the World Wars, Vol. 3 (pp. 382–409), Tel Aviv: The Open University of Israel, 1994. (in Hebrew)