Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also holds the position of Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. Professor Vinitsky-Seroussi's 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. Secondary interests include festive and banal commemoration, silence in memory, notifying death, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and high school reunions. She recently co-authored, " Memories of Others for the Sake of Our Own: Imported Events in American Presidential Rhetoric (1945–2020)," (American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 2022). Professor Vinitzky-Seroussi received her Ph.D. from State University of New York at Stony Brook (1992).