Adi Portughies


Adi Portughies is a visiting scholar from Israel. His field of interest is the political history of Israel, as well as the collective memory of Israeli society. His PhD dissertation, completed in 2008 at the Department for Jewish History at Bar Ilan University under the supervision of Prof. Judith Baumel Schwartz, deals with trends in politics and public opinion in Israel during the years 1967-1982, focusing on the ideological and radical left movements. Through his research, Dr. Portughies argued that Israeli history is not necessarily a product of wars but rather a part of the contemporary history as a whole.


Dr. Portughies is a Schusterman fellow at the Taub Center for Israel Studies at New York University for the academic year of 2008-2009. He is also a Recipient of the Israeli Planning and Budgeting Committee Rotenstreich Fellowship for outstanding students for PhD degrees. 


Since 2006, Adi Portughies has lived in the Negev with his family. He promotes Jewish-Bedouin tourism in the desert, takes part in public committees and tags Griffin Vultures from time to time.

Adi Portughies CV