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Research Fellow

Dr. Yofi Tirosh is a Senior Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is the Vice Dean and an Associate Professor at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and the former Dean of the Sapir Academic College School of Law in Israel’s south (Negev) region. Her research on antidiscrimination law, feminist jurisprudence, and law and culture has been published in leading international and Israeli journals. Her current research focus is on sex segregation in Israel.

Tirosh completed her doctorate at the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a fellow at Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities. After completing her LL.B from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she clerked for the late Justice Mishael Cheshin in Israel’s Supreme Court. She served as a research fellow at New York University School of Law and at Humboldt University in Berlin, and as a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law Center, Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Ontario.

Alongside her research, teaching, and academic leadership, Tirosh is a prominent civil rights activist, working with policymakers and civil society organizations, and consulting pro bono on impact lawyering to promote gender equality. For her integration of academic work and public service, she received several distinctions, among them the Gorny Award by Israel’s Public Law Association, and the Katan Award for enhancement of gender equality. Tirosh was listed as one of Israel’s 100 most influential people by The Marker, Haaretz’s financial magazine (2020).

Yofi Tirosh


Apr 23, 2023

What is the role of gender in the rise of populist illiberal regimes?

Dec 1, 2022

The embarrassingly shallow contention that women can be religious or feminist, but not both, is a textbook example of the problem with a particularly ideologically purist left

Jul 18, 2022

Leaders from Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community have insisted that men and women must be separated from one another, even in some public spaces.

Mar 28, 2022

Israel’s recent experience of rampant expansion of sex segregation in public spaces should serve as a cautionary tale for American policymakers.

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