Uriel Abulof

Research Fellow

Uriel Abulof is a research fellow at Princeton University's Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and Woodrow Wilson School, and at Hebrew University's Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. He is a Senior Lecturer (US Associate Professor) at Tel-Aviv University’s School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs, where he directs the graduate studies program. 

Uriel Aboluf received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was a Fulbright Scholar at NYU and Princeton University. His interests are political legitimation and violence, with focus on nationalism and ethnic conflicts in, and beyond, the Middle East. His recent books include The Mortality and Morality of Nations (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Living on the Edge: The Existential Uncertainty of Zionism (Haifa University Press, 2015), which received Israel’s best academic book award (Bahat Prize). He is also the co-editor of Self-Determination: A Double-Edged Concept (Routledge, 2016) and Communication, Legitimation and Morality in Modern Politics (Routledge, 2017).

Abulof is the recipient of the 2016 Young Scholar Award in Israel Studies. He is currently working on another book for Cambridge University Press on Political Existentialism and Humanity’s Midlife Crisis. His articles have appeared in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, International Political Sociology, Nations and Nationalism, British Journal of Sociology, European Journal of International Relations, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnopolitics, Society, Journal of International Relations and Development, Contemporary Politics, and International Politics.

Uriel Abulof runs the blog Sapienism: Living Up to Our Humanity.