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Tamir Sorek

Tamir Sorek is a liberal arts professor of Middle East history at Penn State University. He studies culture as field of conflict and resistance, particularly in the context of Palestine/Israel. His research has highlighted the political role of sports, poetry, and collective memory, as well as tensions around the boundaries of the religious and the secular realms. He is the author of The Optimist: A Social Biography of Tawfiq Zayyad (2020), Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendar, Monuments, and Martyrs (2015), Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave (2007), editor of Culture and Conflict in Palestine/Israel (2022) and coeditor of Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East (2019).

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