Yemima Cohen-Aharoni

Post-PhD Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem;

The Temple of Jerusalem: The Memory of the Future and the Politics of the Present

Yemima Cohen-Aharoni is a PhD candidate in sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, under the guidance of Prof. Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi. She was a visiting scholar at the New School for Social Research in 2015/16. She holds a M.A. degree from the Institute for European Studies and a B.A. degree in History and Sociology from the Hebrew University. Her Ph.D. deals with the commemoration of the Temple in heritage sites around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. She received doctoral Fellowships from the Israel Institute, the Posen Society of Fellows and the Hoffman Leadership and Responsibility program. The first article from my Ph.D. : “Guiding the ‘Real’ Temple: the Construction of Authenticity in Heritage Sites in a State of Absence and Distance”, was accepted for publication in Annals of Tourism Research.

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