Profile

Profile

Yossi Shavit is the Weinberg Professor of Social Stratification and Inequality at Tel Aviv University.  He is also President of the Israeli Sociological Society and directs the Educational Policy Program at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel.  
He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. He joined the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Tel Aviv University in 1996 and was its chair in 2001-2004.  Previously, he was on the faculty of the European University Institute in Florence and of the University of Haifa. He is an active member of ISA-RC28 and served as its Secretary during 1998-2002. He is also a member of the honorary SRA (Sociological Research Association) and has received both the Alon and Spencer Fellowships. His main areas of interest include Social Stratification, the Sociology of Education and Research Methods. In 2012, Yossi was recognized for excellence in teaching by the Rector of Tel Aviv University.