Education and Academic Positions


Registered Nurse (1985). Haim Schiba’s School of Nursing.

B.A. Sociology and Education. (1988). University of Haifa.

M.A. Sociology. (1990). University of Haifa.

Ph.D. Sociology. (1993). The Ohio State University.

Academic Positions

Lecturer (1993-98). University of Haifa. Israel

Adjunt Lecturer (1997-98). (Urban Planning). Technion- Israel Institute of Technology.

Visiting Researcher. (1998). Centre for Urban Studies. University of Toronto.

Senior Lecturer (1998-2006). University of Haifa, Israel.

Visiting Senior Academic Researcher (2004-5). Oxford Internet Institute. Oxford University, U.K.

Associate Professor (2007-11). University of Haifa, Israel.

Adjunct Associate Professor. (2010-2). Urban Planning. Technion, Israeli Institute of Technoloy.

Full Professor of Sociology (2011-Current).University of Haifa,Israel.

Editorial Activities

2009-15 Editor-in-Chief. Sociological Focus, Official Journal of the North Central Sociological Association, U.S.

2010-2014. Editor, Section on Communications and Media. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition). Elsevier (Publisher).

Special Issues Editor:

2007 Information, Communication and Society, 10 (5), pp.585-749.

2010 Information, Communication and Society, 13 (4), pp467-615.

2011 Information, Communication and Society. 14 (4), pp. 420-550.

Editorial Boards Membership:

2004- current Editorial Board. Information, Communication and Society

2008-current Editorial Board, Cyberpsychology, Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace.

2012- current Editoral Board, Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

2014- current Editorial Board. Sociological Focus.

2014-current Journal of Applied Communication Research.

2016- current International Criminal Justice Review.

2016-current Adolescent Research Review.

University Service

1999-Senior Research Associate, The Center for the Study of Society, University of Haifa.

1998-01. Chair. Undergraduate Studies Committee.

2001-04.Chair. Department of Sociology & Anthropology.

2004-11. Elected member to the University Senate, University of Haifa.

2007-10 Chair. Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

2008- Head, Steering Committee of Computer Supported Learning. University of Haifa.

2009- Member. Standing Committee. University of Haifa.

2011 Member, Board of Governors, University of Haifa.

2013-16. Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Haifa.

2016- Rector, University of Haifa.

Activities in Professional Associations

2003. Member. Committee on Distinguished Student Paper. Community and Urban Section, American Sociological Association.

2005.Member. Committee on Distinguished Student Paper. Information and Communication Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association.

2007-10. Member. National Executive Committee. Israeli Sociological Association.

2008.Chair. Book Award Committee, Communication and Information Technologies section. American Sociological Association.

2008-11.Chair. (elected at large). Communications and Information Technology Section. American Sociological Association.

2009-11.Chair. Steering Committee of Promotion of the Internet in the Arab Society. Israel Internet Society.

2009-13.Member of the European Management Committee. Cost Action “Living in a Surveillance Society”, COST action ISO607. (Research Network from 21 European Countries funded by the European Science Foundation.

2011-2012. Member (elected at large). Board of Directors. Israeli Internet Association.

2014- Member, College of Reviewers, Chair Professorship Program. Government of Canada.

2021- Member, Advisory Committee the Centre of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Haifa.