SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Elian Weizman

BA Middle East History (Tel Aviv University), MA Near and Middle East Studies (SOAS); PhD (SOAS)
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Elian Weizman
London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)


Department of Politics and International Studies

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Dr Elian Weizman
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Elian is a lecturer in Middle East Politics. Before re-joining SOAS she was the deputy director of the CBRL Kenyon Institute in East Jerusalem (2015-2017). She completed her PhD on resistance to Zionist hegemony in the State of Israel in the department of Politics at SOAS in 2013. She is interested in the politics of knowledge production, and practices of resistance from within settler colonial societies, particularly in the case of Israel.


Israeli Politics


Elian's research interests are the intersection between resistance, law and violence in the Israeli context. Her current research focuses on resistance practices of anti-Zionist Jewish Israelis in contemporary Israel; on cause lawyering as resistance; and on critique of ‘non-violence’ as a strategy of resistance. Additionally, she (co)coordinates a project on the politics of knowledge production in settler colonial contexts, with particular reference to knowledge produced and disseminated on the Israeli state and society. She is also interested in settler colonialism; Zionism in/and the contemporary Israeli state; and law and/in society.