SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Yair Wallach

BSc (Jerusalem) MA (UEA) PhD (London)
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Yair Wallach
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East

Pears Lecturer in Israeli Studies

Centre for Jewish Studies


Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies


London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Ottoman Studies


Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)


Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)


Dr Yair Wallach
Email address:
+44(0) 20 7898 4337
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Office Hours:
Thursdays 2-4pm


Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • David Landau, Working title - National narratives and the (re)production of Minority: Minor Literature in Hindi
  • James Eastwood, The ethics of Israeli militarism: conflict and confession since 1982
  • Jonathan Leslie,
  • Kim Jezabel Zinngrebe, Defying 'the plan': intimate politics among Palestinian women in Israel
  • Tariq Suleman, Zionism and its Discourse in Indian Muslim Politics from 1917 to 1947


Book Chapters

Wallach, Yair (2016) 'Jerusalem Between Segregation and Integration: Reading Urban Space through the Eyes of Justice Gad Frumkin.' In: Goldstein-Sabbah, S. R. and Murre-Van Den Berg, H. L. , (eds.), Modernity, Minority, and the Public Sphere: Jews and Christians in the Middle East. Leiden: Brill. (Leiden Studies in Islam and Society)

Wallach, Yair (2016) 'Jewish Nationalism:On the Impossibility of Muslim Jews.' In: Meri, Yousef, (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp. 331-350. (Routledge Handbooks in Religion)


Wallach, Yair (2016) 'Rethinking the Yishuv: Late-Ottoman Palestine's Jewish Communities Revisited.' Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. pp. 1-20.

Wallach, Yair (2011) 'Trapped in mirror-images: The rhetoric of maps in Israel/Palestine.' Political Geography, 30 (7). 358 - 369.

Wallach, Yair (2011) 'Creating a country through currency and stamps: state symbols and nation-building in British-ruled Palestine.' Nations and Nationalism, 17 (1). pp. 129-147.

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