Dr. Dov Waxman



  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 
  • BA, Oxford University, Oxford 


Dr. Dov Waxman is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair of Israel Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Professor of Political Science. He is also the director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.

Before joining UCLA, he was the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University and co-director of Northeastern University’s Middle East Center. An award-winning teacher, he has also been a professor at the City University of New York and Bowdoin College. He has had visiting fellowships at Oxford University, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

His research focuses on the conflict over Israel-Palestine, Israeli politics and foreign policy, US-Israel relations, American Jewry’s relationship with Israel, Jewish politics, and contemporary antisemitism.  Widely published, his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, The Forward, and Ha’aretz.


  • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press)
  • Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel (Princeton University Press)
  • Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (Cambridge University Press)
  • The Pursuit of Peace and The Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (Palgrave)