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Philip Luther-Davies

Non-stipendiary PhD Scholar


Philip joined the University of Cambridge in 2013 at the Department of Sociology as a MPhil student writing a dissertation titled, 'Identity, Discourse and Class in Israel: the 2013 Election Campaigns and Social Media', which was awarded a Distinction.

Philip graduated into the PhD programme at the Department of Sociology and began his affiliation with the Woolf Institute under the supervision of Dr Shana Cohen and Dr Thomas Jeffry Miley. His current PhD project is on how nationalism, ethnic cleavages and socio-economic inequalities impact municipal politics and general election outcomes in Israel in three cities, including a mixed Jewish, Muslim and Christian city in the centre. He is testing existing theories on Israeli identity and nationalist politics by conducting a thorough empirical analysis of three municipalities in Israel's centre that has included fieldwork to interview political actors in those places as well as in the Knesset in Jerusalem.

Philip has joined in several Woolf Institute projects over the years and has been a regular participant in the Woolf Institute's research seminar series and guest lecturers series. Philip has a MA in Security Studies from Tel Aviv University and a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Sussex.

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