Nir Rotem

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rotem002@umn.edu
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Affiliations

Nir is interested in social theory and questions about modernization and interconnectedness. From a sociology of knowledge perspective, and drawing on elements from Bourdieusian field theory, world society theory, and differentiation, his dissertation explores the coming together and the changing nature of the fields of humanitarianism and international development. Additionally, he has a keen interest in the social side of policy, with a focus on higher education.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2015.
  • B.A.: Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2013.

Specialties

  • sociology of knowledge
  • World polity theory
  • Sociology of Development
  • Humanitarian aid
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Comparing and Relating Anti-Semitic and Anti-Muslim Views in America, With Joseph Gerteis: Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association , August 2018
  • Know the Reports, Know the Organization: UNHCR and the Syrian Crisis: Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association , August 2017
  • Chair: The Glocalization of Development:, "The Glocalization of Agency". Philipps-Universität Marburg: 2015

Research

  • Student Dropout Trends: Characteristics and Implications.: Project Manager. The NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem., September 2014 - August 2016
  • Trends, perspectives and challenges in strengthening vocational education in Israel.: Research assistant. The NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem., September 2012 - May 2013
Publications
  • Dropping out of master’s degrees: objective predictors and subjective reasons: Rotem, Nir, Gad Yair & Elad Shustak, Higher Education Research & Development, 2020. Link
  • Open the gates wider: affirmative action and dropping out: Rotem, Nir, Gad Yair & Elad Shustak, Higher Education, 2020. Link
  • The riddle of the existential dropout: lessons from an institutional study of student attrition: Rotem, Nir, Gad Yair & Elad Shustak, European Journal of Higher Education, 2020. Link
  • From Crisis to Emergency: The Shifting Logic of Preparedness: Rotem, Nir, Samimian-Darash, Limor, Ethnos, 84(5) 910-926, 2019. Link