dr. I.Y. (Itamar) Shachar

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
  • i.y.shachar@uva.nl

My main research interest is in the rise of ‘volunteering’ as an object of public interest and promotion, and the subjects that this form of participation produces. I studied Non-Governmental Organizations that promote and coordinate volunteering, as well as companies that encourage their employees to volunteer as part of Corporate Social Responsibility schemes.

My post-doctoral research project is titled “Conscripted Volunteering: An Ethnographic Study of Community Engagement Schemes in the Israeli Military”.

I have experience in a variety of ethnographic and qualitative research methods, including multi-sited ethnography. I conducted research in Israel, Belgium and the US.


  • Shachar, I. Y., Hustinx, L., Roza, L., & Meijs, L. C. P. M. (2018). A new spirit across sectors: Constructing a common justification for corporate volunteering. European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, 5(1-2), 90-115.


  • Shachar, I. Y., & Hustinx, L. (2017). Modalities of agency in a corporate volunteering program: Cultivating a resource of neoliberal governmentality. Ethnography. DOI: 10.1177/1466138117741503 


  • Hustinx, L., Shachar, I. Y., Handy, F., & Smith, D. H. (2016). Changing Nature of Formal Service Program Volunteering. In D. H. Smith, R. A. Stebbins, & J. Grotz (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations (Vol. 1, pp. 349-365). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-137-26317-9_17  [details] 


  • Shachar, I. Y. (2015). 'Going back to our values': Restoring symbolic hegemony through promoting 'Volunteering'. In L. Hustinx, J. Von Essen, J. Haers, & S. Mels (Eds.), Religion and Volunteering: Complex, Contested and Ambiguous Relationships (pp. 305-327). (Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies). New York, NY: Springer.


  • Shachar, I. Y. (2014). The White Management of ‘Volunteering’: Ethnographic Evidence from an Israeli NGO. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 25(6), 1417-1440. DOI: 10.1007/s11266-013-9398-x 


  • Shachar, I. Y. (2012). "How to Feel Safe": International Students Study Migration. Amsterdam Social Science, 4(1), 73-92.


  • Shachar, I. Y. (2017). The Moralisation of Society and the Rise of ‘Conscripted Volunteering’. Abstract from 13th conference of the European Sociological Association , Athens, Greece.
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