Alexandra Herfroy-Mischler

Dr. Alexandra Herfroy-Mischler

Research Fellow
Dr. Herfroy-Mischler at the Knesset

Dr. Alexandra Herfroy-Mischler

Research theme: The Advancement of Peace with emphasis on: Religion, Conflict and the Middle East

Alexandra Herfroy-Mischler (Ph.D, Yoreh Yoreh) is an Associate Researcher at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. At the Hebrew University, she lectures on transitional justice in the Journalism and Communication Department as well as on Political Sciences and Counter-Terrorism at the Rothberg International School. She completed her Ph.D at the Department of Media Studies, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, (Paris 3), France. Her research focuses on Journalism Practices and Political Communication with an emphasis on transitional justice/ conflict resolution, intelligence and counter-terrorism. Her research has been published in Media, War & Conflict Journal (2015), Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism (2016; 2020); Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (2018), Visual Communication (2019) and Journalism Studies (2020).


My Research Interests:

-I am researching the relevance of Transitional Justice as an academic field in protracted asymmetrical conflicts such as the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as well as conflicts intertwined with terrorism/counter-terrorism issues.

- I am assessing how transitional justice's tools can facilitate grassroots encounters aiming at peace and reconciliation.

- I am evaluating the roles played by non-judicial bodies in general and Digital and social media in particular as mediators during the different steps of transitional justice such as trials and truth commissions, reparation payments, apology, updating the historical narrative in official school books, establishing museums, commemoration day celebrations, and art production.

Long term research goals:

- Organizing and moderate a multi-disciplinary Think Tank about transitional justice which will gather both Israeli and Palestinian researchers.

-Teaching about Transitional Justice from an interfaith perspective to Christians, Jewish and Muslims clergy. Offering pastoral care about what it means to go through a transitional justice process from a spiritual perspective. 



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