China, Minorities in China, Chinese Foreign Relations
Dr. Michal Zelcer-Lavid is the head of the Asian Studies track at the Multidisciplinary Studies Program (Liberal Arts) in Bar-Ilan University.
Dr. Zelcer Lavid was a postdoc researcher at the Central Asian Seminar at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2016-2017) and has a Ph.D. in Asian Studies from the University of Haifa (2014).
She studied Chinese (Mandarin) both in Israel and in China.
Her current research focuses on nationalism and ethnic identity in Tibetan and Uyghur minorities and ethnic conflicts in Asia.
She wrote several articles and book chapters. Her broader research interests are East-West Asian relations, ethnic conflicts in Asia, ethnicity, culture, and politics in contemporary central Asia and China.