Ilana F. Silber#

Email:ilana.silber 'at' biu.ac.il
Membership Number:5121
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:isilber
Elected:2019
Homepage: https://sociology.biu.ac.il/en/node/412


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 Visiting Fellow, Principal's Guest, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies. March-June
  • 2013 - 2014 Visiting Scholar, The Center for Cultural Sociology, Department of Sociology, Yale University
  • 2010 - to date Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bar-Ilan University
  • 1998 - 2010 Senior Lecturer (tenure 2003), Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bar-Ilan University
  • 1999 - 2006 Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in
  • Interpretative Studies, Bar-Ilan University
  • 1999 Guest Lecturer, Graduate Program of the Rothberg School for Foreign Students, the Hebrew University
  • 1998 Guest, Institute of Advanced Studies , Hebrew University
  • 1994 - 1995 Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Sociology, Princeton University
  • 1992 - 1997 Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University
  • 1990 - 1992 Fellow Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University
  • 1988 - 1989 Fellow, Truman Institute, Hebrew University
  • 1987 - 1988 Lecturer, Social Studies, Harvard University
  • 1986 - 1988 Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Anthropology, Harvard University
  • 1983 - 1986 Instructor, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University
  • 1980 - 1983 Assistant, Dept. of Sociology, Hebrew University
  • Honorary Appointments:
    • 2007 - 2008 Member, Research Group Morality, Body, Society. The Jerusalem Van Leer Institute
    • 2008 Member, Research Group Economics and Sociology, The Jerusalem Van Leer Institute
    • 2014 Faculty Fellow, The Center for Cultural Sociology, Department of Sociology, Yale University
    • 2017 Research Associate, Center for Global Generosity
    • 2018 Co-Director, Center for Cultural Sociology, Bar-Ilan University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Sociological theory
  • Sociology of gift-relationships
  • Sociology of philanthropy
  • Cultural sociology
  • Sociology of religion
  • Comparative historical sociology

Honours and Awards
  • 1982 Alex Berger Prize, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hebrew University
  • 1985 - 1986 Israeli Research Foundation Fellowship
  • 1987 - 1988 Pearlman Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Harvard University
  • 1988 The Alex Berger Prize for an Outstanding PhD Dissertation in the Social Sciences, Hebrew University
  • 1989 - 1990 Lady Davis Fellowship
  • 1991 Faculty of Social Sciences Research Award, Hebrew University
  • 1992 - 1993 Golda Meir Award
  • 1994 - 1995 USIEF Fulbright American Research Fellowship
  • 2001 Research Grant from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
  • 2001 - 2003 Research Grant from the Israeli Science Foundation ($28.000, Grant No.4617)
  • 2004 - present. Faculty Fellow, The Center for Cultural Sociology, Department of Sociology, Yale University
  • 2019 Fellow (Guest of the Principal), Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala

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