SOAS University of London

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

Dr Yair Wallach

BSc (Jerusalem) MA (UEA) PhD (London)
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Yair Wallach
Near and Middle East Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Pears Lecturer in Israeli Studies

Centre for Jewish Studies


Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)


London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies


Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)


Centre for Ottoman Studies


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
Office No:
Academic Support Hours:
Tuesday 5-6pm, Thursday 4-5pm
On Sabbatical:
Term 2


Programmes Convened
Modules 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
  • Jens Augspurger, Spiritual Soft Powers and the Processes of Kinship Romanticism: A Comparative Study of Spiritual Practitioners and their Correspondence with Imagined Homeland.
  • 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



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Wallach, Yair (2017) 'جينيولوجيا مسألة تقسيم فلسطين والمنطق الذي احتكمت إليه [The Genealogy and Logic of the Palestine Partition]'. Israeli Affairs 67, pp 9-18.

Wallach, Yair (2016) 'Rethinking the Yishuv: Late-Ottoman Palestine's Jewish Communities Revisited'. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, (16) 2, pp 275-294.

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

Book Chapters

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Wallach, Yair (2018) 'Reading the City, Writing the Self: Arabic and Hebrew Urban Texts in Jerusalem, 1840–1940'. In: Dalachani, Angelos and Lemire, Vincent, (eds.), Ordinary Jerusalem, 1840-1940: Opening New Archives, Revisiting a Global City. Leiden: Brill, pp 287-304.

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, pp 205-233.

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.


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