Keren Friedman-Peleg is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral Science and the Dean of Students at the College of Management in Rishon Lezion. Dr. Friedman-Peleg's fields of interest are anthropology of the therapeutic discourse, security-related trauma and resilience, nationalism, ethnicity and inequality. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Her new manuscript, “National Security, Emergency Preparedness, and the Psychological Project of ‘Building Resilience’: Governance and Cultural Mediation on the Border of Israel and Gaza” is currently under review by University of Pennsylvania Press. Dr. Friedman-Peleg received her Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University (2009).