Headshot of Visiting Scholar Noam Tirosh.

Noam Tirosh

Fall 2021/Spring 2022

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies

Noam Tirosh, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His award-winning research focuses on the relationship between memory and media and their relation to democracy, justice, and human rights. He is the author of a score of journal articles and book chapters covering topics ranging from the European Right to be Forgotten to the memory rights of the Palestinian minority in Israel, refugees and asylum seekers, and Jews deported from Arab countries. He is the recipient of the 2017 outstanding book of the year award of the Israel Communication Association for his book (Written together with Prof. Amit Schejter): A Justice-Based Approach for New Media Policy: In the Paths of Righteousness. During his stay, Tirosh will focus on issues related to digital Holocaust memory – such as the Instagram project @Eva.Stories. In addition, he will work on a book project about the Right to Memory and an extended essay about Franz Kafka and his perceptions of remembering and forgetting. Tirosh often publishes op-eds in Israeli newspapers, and he is an active member of the Jewish-Arabic community of his home city- Beer Sheva. You can follow Noam Tirosh on Twitter (@NoamTirosh).