Daniel Monterescu is Associate Professor of urban anthropology and PhD Program Director at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago (2005) and held a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence. Monterescu currently studies the Jewish revival in Central European cities (Budapest, Berlin, Krakow) and the history of border wine regions in Israel/Palestine, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Italy. He has published widely on ethnic relations and urban space in binational (mixed) towns as part of a larger project on identity, sociality and gender relations in Mediterranean Cities. His previous projects examine the construction of Arab masculinity and the narration of life stories in Jaffa. His publications feature articles in American Ethnologist, Public Culture, Constellations, Identities, World Development, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Journal of Mediterranean Studies, Theory and Criticism, Journal of Levantine Studies, Ethnologie française and contributions to numerous edited volumes in English, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian and French including Islamic Masculinities (Zed Press), and Re-approaching Borders: New Perspectives on the Study of Israel and Palestine (Rowman and Littlefield). He is author (with Haim Hazan) of Twilight Nationalism: Tales of Traitorous Identities – a bilingual (Arabic-Hebrew) study of autobiographical narratives of Palestinians and Jews in Jaffa (2011), and editor (with Dan Rabinowitz) of Mixed Towns, Trapped Communities: Historical Narratives, Spatial Dynamics and Gender Relations in Jewish-Arab Mixed Towns in Israel/Palestine (Ashgate Publishing, 2007). His monograph entitled "Jaffa Shared and Shattered: Contrived Coexistence in Israel/Palestine" was published in 2015 by Indiana University Press.
At CEU since 2005, he teaches courses such as Cities in the Middle East, Rethinking Ethnography, Advanced PhD Methods, Theorizing the City, The Anthropology of Masculinity, Key Issues in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Jewish Revival Movements in Europe and the US and the Cultural Politics of Food and Wine.
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