Arab-Israeli leads the way at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Arab-Israeli leads the way at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
5th August 2022 admin_bfhu

Mona Khoury-Kassabri is a full professor and the Vice President for Strategy and Diversity.

Prof. Khoury-Kassabri is previous Dean of the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

She is an alumna of the Israel Young Academy and of the Global Young Academy.

She holds the Frances and George Katz Family Chair at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University. In 2021, Prof. Khoury-Kassabri won the Bruno Memorial Award, presented to young scholars by the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS).

She was a 2002 Fulbright Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, and a visiting professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto for two, non-subsequent, academic years, 2011-12 and 2016-17.

In recognition of her achievements under the category of “Society, Education and Academia”, in March 2022, she was selected third in Globes magazine’s annual list of the fifty most influential women in Israel.Prof. Khoury-Kassabri’s research revolves around issues related to child and youth welfare. It focuses on child and adolescents’ deviant and delinquent behaviors in three particular areas: school violence, cyberbullying, and juvenile delinquency and political violence. Her research examines how sociopolitical context influences child and adolescent development and adjustment, both cross-culturally within Israel and in other societies such as Canada and the US (with particular focus on immigrants and ethnic minorities). This research is aimed to expand the theoretical understanding of how children’s behavior is the result of an interplay of contextual factors, including their own characteristics and dynamics, and those of their family, peers, teachers, and neighborhood, and their cultural affiliations. The results of her research have implications for the development of culture- and gender-specific intervention strategies targeted at deviance and delinquency among youth.

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