Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
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Professor Bruce Maddy-Weitzman (Ph.D, Tel Aviv University, 1988), is the Head of the International B.A program at Tel Aviv University and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center.  He teaches in the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University, and is an Associate Scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA. 

His latest book, A Century of Arab Politics: From the Arab Revolt to the Arab Spring, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2016.

His book, The Berber Identity Movement and the Challenge to North African States (University of Texas Press, 2011), was awarded the “L. Carl Brown Book Prize” for outstanding new book in the field of North African Studies, by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, in October 2013.


Recent publications:

“Challenging the State, Redefining the Nation: The Contemporary Amazigh Movement in Turbulent Times,” Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Vol. 23, no. 4. pp. 413-430.  Available at https://doi.org/10.1080/13537113.2017.138045.

"Is the ethnic genie out of the bottle?  Berbers and the 'North African Spring' five years on." Studi Magrebini [Special issue, “North Africa Transition and Emerging Actors: Berber Movements, Gender Mobility and Social Activism,” Anna Maria Di Tolla and Ersilia Francesca (eds.)]. Vol XIV-XV, 2016-17, pp. 243-63. 

"Berbers and the Nation State," The Oxford Research Encyclopedia on African History, July 2017.

"Berbers", The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism,  December 2015.

“On the Backroads of Morocco,” The American Interest, August 31, 2015. 

“A Turning Point? The 'Arab Spring' and the Amazigh Movement,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol 38, Issue 14 (November 2015), pp. 2499-2515.

State Cohesion in the Middle East: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,” co-authored with Asher Susser, in Inglorious Revolutions: State Cohesion in the Middle East After the Arab Spring, a book which he co-edited with Brandon Friedman  (Tel Aviv: The Moshe Dayan Center, 2014), pp. 13-36.

Narrating The Past, Serving the Present: The Berber Identity Movement and the Jewish Connection”, in Nationalism, Identity and Politics: Israel and the Middle East. Studies in Honor of Prof. Asher Susser, a book which he co-edited with Meir Litvak (Tel Aviv: The Moshe Dayan Center, 2014).

Mobilized Diasporas: Kurds and Berbers in Comparative Perspective,” co-authored article (with Ofra Bengio), in Kurdish Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1 (October, 2013). 

“The Arab League and the Arab Uprisings,” in The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy, John Davis, ed. (Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2013).

“Israel and The Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring”, in Judaísmo E Cultura: Fronteiras Em Movimento, Helena Lewin (coordenação), (Rio de Janiero: Imprimatur, 2013).

Recent Book Reviews:

Europe’s Relations with North Africa: Politics, Economic and Security, Adam Yousef (London, I.B. Tauris, 2017), Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs <http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xAeFQ5B8gF4upE4tnwZA/full>

The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire, Susan Pedersen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), Fathom, Autumn/2017 <http://fathomjournal.org/book-review-the-guardians-the-league-of-nations....

Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East, John Chalcraft (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), Review of Middle East Studies, Volume 51, Issue 2 (August 2017), <https://doi.org/10.1017/rms.2017.60>, pp. 273-275.

Learning in Morocco: Language Politics and the Abandoned Educational Dream, Charis Boutieri (Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2016)Middle Eastern Studies  (2016.)

Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco," Lawrence Rozen, (University of Chicago Press, 2015), for The American Interest (April 2016).

"Operation Mural: An Englishman and the Mossad in Casablanca," David G, Littman,  Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs (2016).

"We Are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture," Fazia AïtelMiddle East Quarterly, Vol. 23, No.1 (Winter 2016).

The Rise and Fall of al-Qaeda, Fawaz A. Gerges, (Oxford University Press, 2011), for The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, Journal of ISSEI, Volume 20, Issue 4, May 2015, pp. 418-419.

Picturing Algeria, Pierre Bourdieu (NY: Columbia UP, 2012), for The  European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, Journal of ISSEI, Vol. 19 (published online, December 12,  2014), pp. 1-2.

Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding, David Crawford and Rachel Newcomb (eds.); Afterword by Kevin Dwyer (Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 2013), for Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 50, No. 6 (October 2014), pp. 1032-38.

Everyday Arab Identity, by Christopher Phillips (London: Routledge, 2013), for  Bustan (5, 2014), pp. 55-62.

"Forgotten saints: history, power, and politics in the making of modern Morocco," Sahar Bazzaz, Mediterranian Historical Review 28, no. 1 (2013): 86-89.


Recent Conference Papers

“Challenging the State, Redefining the Nation: Contemporary Berberism in the Maghreb,” Middle East Studies Association annual conference, Boston, MA, November 17-20, 2016.

“The Current State of Relations Between Israel and Egypt,” Symposium, “Israel in a Changed Middle East,” Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs, IDC Herzliya, February 7, 2016. 

“To Be or Not to Be? The Arab Regional Order and the Arab Spring,” at International Conference, ‘The Relevance of Regions and Area Studies in a Globalized World’, December 14-16, 2015, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

“Insecurity on the Periphery: Socio-Economic Grievances and the Amazigh Movement in Morocco,” panel on ‘Human (In)security in the Maghrib’, at the Middle East Studies Association, Washington, D.C., November 25, 2014.

“The Amazigh Spring Redux? The Arab Spring and the Amazigh Movement,” panel on Berber issues at the international conference, ‘North Africa: Transition and Emerging Actors,’ Università degli studi di Napoli “L'Orientale,” September 24-26, 2014.

“The Amazigh Spring Redux? The Arab Spring and the Amazigh Movement,” panel on ‘Les Amazighes Dans la Tourmente des ‘Printemps Arabes’. Enjeux et Perspectives des Revendications Berbères en Afrique du Nord,’ at the WOCMES quadrennial conference, Ankara, Turkey, August 18, 2014.