Hometown: Haifa, Israel
B.A. Degree: Psychology and Ofakim – honors program, University of Haifa
M.A. Degree: Communication, University of Haifa
Current research interests: policy-deliberation, gender, urban revitalization, gentrification, civil-society, social mobilization
First Semester Mentor: Dr. Rodrick Hart
Projected graduation: Spring 2022
Leibovits, I. (2016). “Hadar Neighborhood: A Preliminary Analysis of Social Neighborhood Regeneration/Urban Renewal Policy Documents.” Paper presented at Ethnographic and Semiotic Perspectives on the Study of Urban Landscapes, Research Workshop, University of Haifa, Israel, June 27-29, 2016.
Leibovits, I. (2014). “On The Collective Memory of Going to War in Israel.” Paper presented at the Third CuWaDis-European-Group-Workshop to Advance the study of War, Discourse and Culture, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, July 21-23, 2014.
Leibovits, I. (2013). “On The Rhetoric of Going to War.” Paper presented at The Annual Conference of the Israeli Communication Association, Bar Ilan University, Israel, March 21, 2013.
Leibovits, I. & Katriel, T. (2012). “On the Rhetoric of Going to War.” Paper presented at Talking Peace – Making War conference, Truman Institute, The Hebrew University, Israel, March 28, 2012.
Leibovits, I. & Hamo, E. (2010). “Wiki-professionalism: Common Cultural Production.” Paper presented at Metaksherim conference for research students, University of Haifa, Israel, December 5, 2010.
Leibovits, I. & Katriel, T. (2010). Going to war rhetoric, Israel Studies in Language and Society, 3(2): 56-85 [Hebrew].
2008-2010: Ofakim–Honors Program, University of Haifa, Full Tuition Scholarship for MA studies.
2009: Department of Communication scholarship for academic achievement in MA studies, University of Haifa
2010: Yediot Haifa scholarship for top student paper, “‘What Are You Doing Now?’ – Examining the Utopic/Dystopic Discourse on Twitter.”
2005-2007: Ofakim–Honors program, Full Tuition Scholarship for BA studies (based on academic achievement).