Her early research asked how Orientalism and the east/west dichotomy shape Israeli Jewish identity and exclusionary patterns in Israel.

Her first project addressed this question with census data, her second addresses it with life stories she collected of Polish and Iraqi Jews who immigrated to Israel in the 1950s. Her current research looks at connections between antisemitism and Islamophobia.

Aziza Khazzoom’s work traces the formation of ethnic inequality among Jews in Israel, combining quantitative and qualitative methods.

Research Interests:

  • Israel
  • Social stratification
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Gender



Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of the Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Social Sciences, College of Letters and Science, University of California, Los Angeles (past)

Language Studies, Language Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Sociology, 1999
MA, University of California, Berkeley, Sociology, 1992
BA, Wellesley College, Sociology, 1986
middle east international affairs comparative sociology social stratification or mobility inequality assimilation collective behavior sociology of sex and gender social justice
English, German, Hebrew
Middle East Studies Association
American Sociological Association
Association for Israel Studies