Netanel Fisher is a senior lecturer at the Academic Center for Law and Science Sha'arei Mishpat, Hod HaSharon. Since completing his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University (2012) he was also a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan. In Israel he worked as a research fellow at the Van Leer institute, The Israel Democracy Institute, and The Kohelet Forum. Fisher has varied teaching experience and has taught, among other institutions, at The Hebrew University, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and The Academit Tel-Aviv Yaffo.
Fisher published and edited several books and articles. He is a consultant to state bodies, governmental committees and private organizations and writes frequently in the Israeli media.
As a volunteer he serves as chair and board member of the Ganin community council, representing and responsible for 20,000 Jerusalem residents.
Before entering the academic world Fisher served as a teacher in high schools and was an educational guide for youth delegations to holocaust sites in Poland.
For a full list of academic and non-academic publications and public appearances see: https://mishpat.academia.edu/NetanelFisher
Areas of Research
- Comparative politics
- Political and organizations leadership
- Local government
- Religion & politics
- Judaic studies
- Political communication
- Political and organizational leadership
- Local government and municipality
- Democracy and national security
- Religion & politics
- Local government in Israel
- Workshop on writing policy papers
- Government, politics and media
- Elections, election methods and voter behavior
- Netanel Fisher and Yedidia Stern (Eds.). (2018), Conversion in Israel: Vision, Achievements, and Challenges, Jerusalem: The Israel Democracy Institute. (Hebrew) (502 pp.).
- Netanel Fisher and Tudor Parfitt (eds.) (2016), Becoming Jewish: New Jews and Emerging Jewish Communities in a globalized world, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (424 pp.).
- Netanel Fisher (2015), Policy paper: The Challenge of Conversion to Judaism in Israel. Jerusalem: The Israel Democracy Institute. (Hebrew) (234 pp.).
- Netanel Fisher (2020), "Secularization of immigration policy vs. religion's influence on integration: Israel's non-Jewish-Jews' immigration in a comparative perspective",Nations and Nationalism, 26 (1): 221-245.
- Netanel Fisher (2019), “Israeli" halakha: The Chief Rabbinate's conversion-to-Judaism policy 1948-2018”. Modern Judaism, 39 (1): 61-92.
- Netanel Fisher & Avi Shilon (2017), "Integrating non-Jewish immigrants and the formation of Israel's ethnic–civic nationhood: from Ben Gurion to the present", Middle Eastern Studies, 53 (2): 166-182 [The article was awarded the inaugural Elie and Sylvia Kedourie Prize for Outstanding Article 2017].
- Netanel Fisher (2017), "Fragmentary theory of secularization and religionization – changes in the family structure as a case study", Politics and Religion,10 (2): 363-388.
Honors & Awards
- Winner of the Inaugural Elie and Sylvia Kedourie Prize for Outstanding Article at Middle Eastern Studies journal 2017 for my article (with Avi Shilon), "Integrating non-Jewish immigrants and the formation of Israel's ethnic–civic nationhood: from Ben Gurion to the present", Middle Eastern Studies, 53 (2): 166-182. (£500)
- Center for Jewish and Democratic Law, Bar-Ilan University (2500$). 2017-9
- The Memorial Foundation (10,000$). 2015, 2017