Professor Nahum Karlinsky’s scholarship engages in diverse fields of inquiry, among them the study of the social, cultural, urban and economic history of modern Israel/Palestine; modern Jewish Philanthropy; Hasidism; Jewish Fundamentalism; and modern Jewish historiography.
He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism where he has taught numerous courses on Israeli identity; the social, cultural and urban history of Israel/Palestine; Post-Zionism, Neo-Zionism and Jewish Fundamentalism. In 2006-2007 he headed of the Israel Studies Program at Ben-Gurion University.
During the academic year of 2004-2005 he was on sabbatical at Harvard University’s Center for Jewish Studies. In 2008-2009 he was Fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2008 he has been affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and MISTI-Israel as a Visiting Associate Professor at MIT’s Political Science Department. In 2010/11 he also served as a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Center for International Studies.