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faculty member

  • Dr.

    Yahel kurlander
  • Post Doc and Adjunct Lecturer

  • Human Services - B.A. Program, Multidisciplinary Studies - B.A. Program
  • yahelkur@m.telhai.ac.il
  • Yahel Kurlander PhD is a Post Doc at the Prof. Hila Shamir ERC project: TraffLab - Labor Perspective of Human Trafficking at the Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. She is also an adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Human Services and Multi-Disciplinary Studies at the Tel-Hai Academic College. Kurlander is an avid activist and passionately partakes in groups fighting for gender and migration issues.

  • Research Projects
    2018 - Present Researcher at TraffLab (Prof. Hila Shamir - ERC project) - Labor Perspective of Human Trafficking at the Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
    1. Deciphering the discernible changes in the field of the recruitment industry following the implementation of the bilateral agreement.
    2. Intersectional perspectives of women labor migrants employed in men-dominated occupations: The agriculture sector case (with Shahar Shoham)
    2010 - 2017 Research assistant at Haifa University, Faculty of Sociology. Researching labor migration recruitment practices and social insurance for migrant workers in Israel. The research was an initiative of and financed by the Center for International Migration and Integration (CIMI) and JDS Israel, in collaboration with Prof. Rebeca Raijman (University of Haifa) and Prof. Nonna Kushnirovich (Ruppin Academic Center).
    2009 - 2011 Director of the Research and Information Center at the IWN – Israel Women Network.
    2008 - 2009 Research assistant at Haifa University, Faculty of Sociology. Researching the topic of "Feminism amongst youth in Israel" with Prof. Amalia Sa'ar (University of Haifa) and Dr. Dalit Simchai (Tel-Hai College).

  • 2020 - Present           "Organizational Diversity", B.A. annual seminar course (3rd year),  Department of Human Services.

    2019 -  Present         "Introduction to the Sociology", B.A. Required Course (1nd year), Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies.

    2017 – Present           "Encounters: getting to know organizations", B.A. required course (2nd year), Department of Human Services.

    2016 – Present           "Introduction to the Sociology of Israeli society", B.A. required annual course (1st  year), Department of Human Services.

    2019 - 2020               "Israeli society", B.A. required course (2nd year), Department of Human Services. Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies.

    2017 – 2019              "Labor migration in the age of human services ,"B.A. annual seminar course (3rd year),  Department of Human Services.

    2016 - 2018               “Organizational Behavior”, B.A. required course (2nd year), Department of Human Services.

    2015 - 2018               “Theories of organizational sociology”, B.A. required course (3rd year), Department of Human Services,

    2016 - 2017               “Israeli Society”, B.A. required course (1st year), Department of Social Work.

    2012                          “Academic Learning Skills”, B.A. required course (2nd year), Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies.

    2012                          “Migrants and Workers: labor migrant's in Israel” B.A. elective course, Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies.

    University of Haifa

    Spring 2013               “Migrants and Workers: labor migrant's in Israel” B.A. seminar course (3rd year), Department of Sociology and Anthropology,

     

    The Open University

    2008 – 2010              "Introduction to the Social Sciences", B.A. required course, Department of Political Science and Communication.

     2008 – 2010   "Introduction to Sociology", B.A. required course, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

  • Kurlander, Y and Kaminer, M. (2020). "Permanent Workers in the Back Yard": Employing Thai Agricultural Labor Migrants in the Israeli Countryside. Horizons in Geography. Vol. 98 P 131-148. [Hebrew]

    Kurlander, Y and Efrati, N. (2019). Our Herstory: Beit Hillel’s Founding Mothers. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Vol. 37 (4). P 573 – 581.  

    Kurlander, Y. Niezna, M. and H. Shamir. (Forthcoming) Existing Conditions:  migrant workers' commercialization and violations of freedom of movement in the Corona Age. Israeli Sociology [Hebrew]

    Greenbrg, Z; Gimmon, A; Farja, Y and Kurlander, Y. (Forthcoming). Home-Based Women Owners: The Effects of Location on Growth. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

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