Modern Shi'i thought, history, and politics; Iraqi history and politics; political Islam; intellectual history
Rachel Kantz Feder, MA (Tel Aviv University), is a doctoral candidate at Tel Aviv University's Graduate School of History in Middle Eastern and African Studies.
Rachel Kantz Feder delivered a lecture, “Shi‘is as a Factor in the Construction of Peace and State-building in post-Saddam Iraq: Stabilizing and Destabilizing Trends and Forces,” in November 2010 at an international conference, Peace Operations and State Building: International Initiatives and Local Perceptions and Responses,convened by Sciences-Po and Tel Aviv University. Throughout 2010 she presented papers on various aspects of Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr’s intellectual and political activism in Iraq. She delivered lectures at the international conference, Where are the Intellectuals? Culture, Identity and Community in the Modern Middle East, convened by the Center for Advanced Studies of the Arab World, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; at the international conference, The Shi‘a: Theology, Law and Culture, convened by the Center for Iranian Studies of Tel Aviv University and The Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies of Hebrew University, and at the 34th annual conference of Middle East & Islamic Studies Association of Israel.