Areas of Study
Gender, Feminist theories, Nationality, Racism, Civil rights, Social Change
Ruth Carmi (sociology & peace studies) holds a B.A. degree in Law and Psychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an L.L.M. in International Legal Studies (Specializing in Human rights and Gender) from American University Washington College of Law. As a human rights lawyer in Israel she litigated in the High Court of Justice and represented in Israeli Parliament committees addressing issues of resource allocation to the Arab minority in Israel and the Arab minority's right to government services and support. She also battles incitement to racism and violence. She has written several widely circulated reports on gender segregation and racism in Israel, which have been informing recent public debates and advocacy efforts.
Ruth is interested in researching racial manifestations concerning relations between Jewish women and Arab men and the intersections they uphold between gender, nationality, religion and racism; and to examine whether they act as a Socio-Psychological barrier in the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow.