Rachel Fish, Ph.D., is Associate Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. The Schusterman Center is the leading academic center for the teaching of Israel.
She completed her doctoral degree in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University in 2013. Her dissertation, “Configurations of Bi-nationalism: The Transformation of Bi-nationalism in Palestine/Israel 1920’s-Present,” examines the history of the idea of bi-nationalism and alternative visions for constructing the State of Israel.
She has worked as an educator and consultant in various capacities in the Jewish community and higher education, teaching about Zionism and Israeli history at Brandeis University, Harvard University, UMASS Amherst, and adult Jewish education programs. At Brandeis, Dr. Fish teaches the Myra Kraft Seminar on Israel at the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program.