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Dr S. (Shifra) Kisch

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Profile

    Affiliation:

    University of Amsterdam (UvA) 

    AISSR, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research.

    Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology

     

    address: 

    Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 1018WV Amsterdam

     

    mailing adress: 

    Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam
    P.Box 15508 1001 NA Amsterdam 

    Kisch 2008. http://dare.uva.nl/record/422875 AISSR website

    Publications

    2012 . Al-Sayyid: A Sociolinguistic Sketch . in Zeshan, U. and C. de Vos (eds.) Endangered Sign Languages in Village Communities: Anthropological and Linguistic Insights. Sign Language Typology Series 4. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter & Ishara Press.

    2012. Demarcating generations of signers in the dynamic sociolinguistic landscape of an shared sign-language: the case of the Al-Sayyid Bedouin. in Zeshan, U. and C. de Vos (eds.) Endangered Sign Languages in Village Communities: Anthropological and Linguistic Insights . Sign Language Typology Series 4. Berlin: Mouton d e Gruyter & Ishara Press.

    2012. Privileged and Volatile Nomadism. In Hazan, Haim and Esther Hertzog (eds.) Serendipity in Anthropological Research : The Nomadic Turn . Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing.

    2009. Essay Book Review of "Margalit Fox, Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind". Sign Language & Linguistics 12:2, 203-210.

    2009. Reproductive Encounters: Negev Bedouin Women's Lay Encounters at Childbirth in an Israeli Hospital . Anthropological Quarterly 82(3): 719-754.

    2008. The Social Construction of Deafness in a Bedouin Community in the Negev . Medical Anthropology , 27(3):283-313. 

    2007. Disablement Gender and Deafhood among the Negev Arab-Bedouin. Disability Studies Quarterly 27(4).

    2004. Negotiating (genetic) deafness in a Bedouin community. In J.V. Van Cleve (Ed.), Genetics, disability, and deafness . (pp. 195-227). Washington : Gallaudet University Press.

    2001. "Hulf": Negotiating deafness in a Bedouin community in the Negev . Notes on the Bedouin . 32: pp. 69-83. [Hebrew]

    2000. 'Deaf discourse': The social construction of deafness in a Bedouin community . Unpublished MA thesis. Tel Aviv University . [in Hebrew].

    KIsch 2007. http://dare.uva.nl/record/422879
  • Teaching

    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

    “Language and Body"                                                                                                     (2012-2013)

    "Politiek van taal" (Politics of Language)                                                                        (2012-2013) 

    "Antropologie van het Midden Oosten" (Anthropology of the Middle East)                  (2011-2013)

     

    Research Master in Social Science, University of Amsterdam

    "Interpretive Workshop"                                                                                                       (2005-6)                                        

    University College  Utrecht, Utrecht University

    "Language Contact & Change. part II: a social science perspective"                         (2008-2013)    

    "the Anthropology of Health and Medicine"                                                                   (2007-2009)

     

    Other:                                                                

    "Cultural Anthropology", Open University of Israel                                                       (1998-2002)

    "Current Debates in the Sociology and Anthropology of Medicine".

     School of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University                     (1999-2002)    

     

  • Publications

    2018

    • Kisch, S. (2018). Marriage Conversions: Shari’a Courts, Romanian Brides and Palestinian Bedouin in-Laws. Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 27(2), 149-158. [details]

    2017

    • Kisch, S. (2017). Al-Sayyid: A Sociolinguistic Sketch. In S. D. Blum (Ed.), Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication (3rd ed., pp. 482-487). New York: Oxford University Press. [details]

    2012

    • Kisch, S. (2012). Al-Sayyid: a sociolinguistic sketch. In U. Zeshan, & C. de Vos (Eds.), Sign languages in village communities: anthropological and linguistic insights (pp. 365-372). (Sign language typology; No. 4). Berlin [etc.]: De Gruyter Mouton. [details]
    • Kisch, S. (2012). Demarcating generations of signers in the dynamic sociolinguistic landscape of a shared sign-language: the case of the Al-Sayyid Bedouin. In U. Zeshan, & C. de Vos (Eds.), Sign languages in village communities: anthropological and linguistic insights (pp. 87-125). (Sign language typology; No. 4). Berlin [etc.]: De Gruyter Mouton. [details]
    • Kisch, S. (2012). Privileged and volatile nomadism. In H. Hazan, & E. Hertzog (Eds.), Serendipity in anthropological research: the nomadic turn (pp. 81-92). Farnham: Ashgate. [details]

    2009

    2008

    2007

    • Kisch, S. (2007). Disablement, gender, and deafhood among the Negev Arab-Bedouin. Disability Studies Quarterly, 27(4). [details]

    2004

    • Kisch, S. (2004). Negotiating (Genetic) Deafness in a Bedouin Community. In J. V. van Cleven (Ed.), Genetics, Disability, and Deafness. (pp. 148-173). Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press. [details]

    2009

    Membership

    • Kisch, S. (2014). research fellow, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).
    • Kisch, S. (2012-2014). associate, Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, PC Hoofthuis Spuistraat 134 1012VB Amsterdam Netherlands.

    Talk / presentation

    • Kisch, S. (invited speaker) (14-2-2010). Sites of de-politicization, Rethinking the Paradigms: Negev Bedouin Research 2000+, Exeter University.
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