Hometown: Haifa, Israel
B.A. Degree: Psychology and Ofakim – honors program, University of Haifa
M.A. Degree: Communication, University of Haifa
Current research interests: citizenship, advocacy, marginalization, and homelessness
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rodrick P. Hart
Projected graduation: Spring 2022
Leibovits, I. (2020). "Women's Lives at an Economic Crossroads: Rhetoricians Engage Recent Bestsellers on Poverty." A panel session at the National Communication Association, online, November 22, 2020.
Leibovits, I. (2019). "Homeless Women Self Advocates: The Quest from Liminal to Full Citizenship" Paper presented at Citizenship at the Intersections: 100 years since the 19th Amendment, Organizing for Research on Women and Communication, Milwaukee, WI, March 4-7, 2020.
Leibovits, I. (2019). "The Rhetoric of Liminal Citizenship: A Pentadic Analysis of a Legislative Theater Performance." Paper presented at the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, November 24-17, 2019.
Leibovits, I. (2019). "The Ethos and Pathos of Homeless Orators: An Exploration of the Rhetoric of Liminal Citizenship." Paper presented at the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, November 24-17, 2019.
Leibovits, I. (2019). "The Homeless Body as a Site of Civic Deliberation" Paper presented at the Annual Symposium About Language and Society, Austin, Texas, April 12-13, 2019.
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. (2020). Homeless women self-advocates: The quest from liminal to full citizenship. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 106(3), 325-333.
Leibovits, I. (2020). Homeless Advocacy and the Rhetorical Construction of the Civic Home: Melanie, Loehwing, University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State Press, 2018. 232 pages. 29.95$ paperback. Rhetoric Review.
Leibovits, I. & Katriel, T. (2010). Going to war rhetoric, Israel Studies in Language and Society, 3(2): 56-85 [Hebrew].
2020-2021: U.T. Olli Nova Diversity Scholar Award
2020-2021: U.T. Graduate School – Continuing Fellowship
2019-2020: P.E.O – International Peace Scholarship
2018-2019: P.E.O – International Peace Scholarship
2018: Outstanding First-Year Ph.D. Student Award, The department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
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)