Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi is a sociologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Between the years 2012-2016, she served as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and was the first woman to hold this position. She holds a position of Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Studies at Yale University. Her major academic interest revolves around issues of collective memory and commemoration and, specifically, the ways in which societies cope with their difficult pasts and shameful histories. She published her books with the University of Chicago Press, State University of New York Press, and University of Oxford Press. She is currently conducting a comparative research on home museums in Germany and Israel – funded by the German-Israel Foundation. She was born in Tel Aviv, lives in Ramat Gan, and is very familiar with Route 1.