Communications and Digital Media Officer
Tara is the Woolf Institute's Communications and Digital Media Officer. As part of her role, she is the co-producer and editor of podcast and video series including Naked Reflections, the COVID-19 Chronicles, Research Day, Middle Eastern Judaism and Islam: Music, Culture, People and Face2Face. Tara develops and facilitates our various webinar series including Binging Religion, maintains and updates the Institute's website and social media channels and helped to develop the Institute's first Digital Media Strategy. Additionally, Tara co-convenes and teaches on subjects like religious violence and women in religious leadership on the online course Religion is... with 87 course participants from 19 countries.
She successfully completed her MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Muslim-Jewish Relations) at the University of Cambridge (Jesus College) in 2019. Her dissertation, 'Representations and Reinforcements: Examining the Roles and Representations of Women in the Israel Defense Forces through an Ontological Security Lens', received the award of Distinction and her research focused on the intersection of security, gender, and military studies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Watch Tara's Research Day 2019 presentation here.
Tara graduated with High Distinction (H.B.A.) from the University of Toronto (Trinity College), having studied Peace, Conflict and Justice, Near and Middle Eastern Civilisations and Jewish Studies, and was a 2018-2019 Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholar (in association with the Cambridge Trust).
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