About Tamar El Or
Tamar El Or , Sarah Allen Shaine Professor of Anthropology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her academic interests lie at the intersection between gender, culture and knowledge. El Or's Ph.D. dissertation was a pioneering study of ultra-Orthodox women in Israel. The research was published as the book, Educated and Ignorant, in both Hebrew and English.
El Or's fieldwork and findings on the ultra-Orthodox community led to research on the modern (national) Orthodox and Sephardic Mizrahi communities in Israel. The results are a trilogy of monographs on gender, religion, and the meanings of knowing.
Lately she is conducting research on material culture and style. See below a link to the first publication out of this project "The Soul of the Biblical Sandal". The book :Sandals: on Anthropology of Local Style, came out in Hebrew with "Am Oved", and will be available as of January 2015.
הספר "סנדלים- אנתרופולוגיה של סגנון מקומי" יהיה בחנויות מראשית ינואר 2015. לקריאת תוכן העניינים וההקדמה