Assistant Professor Dr. Johannes Becke

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Israel and Middle East Studies

Office hours (term): Wednesday, 12:00-12:45 pm (please register in advance)

Tel.:  (+49) (0) 6221 /54 192-61

Fax.: (+49) (0) 6221 54 19 209
E-Mail: johannes.becke@hfjs.eu

Ben Gurion Chair for Israel and Middle East Studies

 


 

 

Education

2013-2015 Israel Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford

2014 PhD dissertation, Department of Political and Social Science, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin (Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies); Topic of PhD dissertation: Irredentism after Empire. The Postcolonial State Expansions of Syria, Morocco, and Israel

2008 MA Thesis, Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University; research stays in Urbana-Champaign and Cairo

2001-2002: Civilian service in Israel with Action Reconciliation/Service for Peace

 

Scholarships

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Israel Institute

PhD scholarship, German National Academic Foundation

Graduate scholarship, German National Academic Foundation

Wafedin Scholarship, Egyptian Government

 

Research interests

Comparative perspectives on Jewish nationalism and Israeli statehood

History of science of Israel Studies in Germany

History of science of Israel Studies in the Arab world

 

List of publications (selection):

Becke, Johannes. “Towards A De-Occidentalist Perspective On Israel: The Case of The Occupation.” Journal of Israeli History 33, no. 1 (2014): 1–23.

Becke, Johannes. “Land and Redemption: The Zionist Project in Comparative Perspective.” Trumah 23 (2016): 1–13.

Becke, Johannes. “Exzeptionalismus und Allozionismus: Wie außergewöhnlich ist die israelische Besatzung?” Münchener Beiträge zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur 11, no. 1 (2017): 10–15.

Becke, Johannes. “Beyond Allozionism: Exceptionalizing and De-Exceptionalizing the Zionist Project.” Israel Studies 23, no. 2 (2018): 168–93.

Becke, Johannes. “Die Favela im Dschungel: Zur israelischen Selbstwahrnehmung als westliche Enklave.” In Jüdischer Almanach, edited by Gisela Dachs. Frankfurt: Jüdischer Verlag, 2018.

Becke, Johannes. “Historicizing the Settler-Colonial Paradigm (Forthcoming).” Medaon - Magazin Für Jüdisches Leben in Forschung Und Bildung 12, no. 22 (2018).

Becke, Johannes. “Die Ideologie des Berges: Paradoxien der israelischen Levantinisierung (Im Druck).” In Dialog und Konflikt – Das Dialogische Prinzip in Gesellschaft, Religion, Politik Und Philosophie (Martin-Buber-Studien Band 3), edited by Ursula Frost, Johannes Waßmer, and Hans-Joachim Werner. Lich: Edition AV, 2018.

 

Latest Revision: 2018-05-08