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Orr Zvika

Senior lecturer, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences at the Jerusalem College of Technology

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Zvika Orr is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences at the Jerusalem College of Technology, where he also directs the Flagship Community Engagement Program. Zvika received his MA in anthropology and PhD in Public Policy & Government from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “International Norms, Local Moralities, and Public Policies Concerning the Human Body: The Case of Organ Trafficking in Israel”. In 2017-2018 he was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology and Berkeley Center for Social Medicine.

Currently, Zvika conducts research on the social and structural determinants of emergency department use and experiences of care. He has also published on the human rights movement in Israel, civil society organizations, professions and professionalism, community-engaged research, and university-community partnerships. His professional experience includes public policy planning, analysis and evaluation.

Zvika is a visiting scholar at Cermes3. His research in France, that is supported by the Chateaubriand Fellowship, is entitled “Vernacular conceptions of human rights: People with disabilities in Jewish ultra-orthodox communities in Israel and France”. This comparative study examines the localization of transnational concepts of human rights of people with disabilities in local-particular socio-cultural settings.

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