Gil Shohat

Gil Shohat (*1988) was born to Israeli parents and raised in Bonn, Germany. His doctoral dissertation in history, started in 2017 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, focuses on spaces, forms of action and the longevity of anti-colonial networks engendered in London from the 1930s to the 1950s with a special focus on the British left and activists from West Indian and African colonies and was funded the Jewish Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich Foundation. Furthermore, he regularly engaged – journalistically and in work for ELES – with the relationship between Jewish history and the history of (post-)colonialism as well as with manifestations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Germany. In November 2020, he joined Dialogueperspectives as a Programme Manager.

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“Deliberation und Rechtfertigung. Die Weiterentwicklung der deliberativen Demokratietheorie von Jürgen Habermas anhand Rainer Forsts kritischer Theorie der Gerechtigkeit”, in: Münchner Beiträge zur Politikwissenschaft 2014,

“The Historians’ Group of the Communist Party – Ten Years that Reshaped History”, in: Imperial and Global Forum, 8 March 2016,

Review of: Communist Parties Revisited: sociocultural approaches to party rule in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991, in: Social History, 43 (2018), 558-559.

Rezension zu: Evans, Richard J.: Eric Hobsbawm. A Life in History. Boston 2019 , in: H-Soz-Kult, 6. Juni 2019,

“Rethinking Anti-Colonial Activism Through London’s Surveillance Material“, in: Imperial and Global Forum, 28 October 2019,

Rezension zu: Gopal, Priyamvada, Insurgent Empire. Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent, London 2019, in: Neue Politisiche Literatur 65 (2020), S. 314-316.

“Kolonialismus und Nationalsozialismus. Zur Politik des Vergleichs”, in: Geschichte der Gegenwart, 15. September 2020,

“Der Elefant im Raum oder warum der Nahostkonflikt in jüdisch-muslimischen Gesprächskreisen nicht ausgespart werden sollte”, in: Rachel de Boor, Jo Frank u.a. (Hg.): “Und endlich konnten wir reden…“. Eine Handreichung zum jüdisch-muslimischen Dialog in der Praxis, Freiburg 2020, S. 69-80.

˝The programme makes possible something that is all too rare in our society these days: speaking and having discussions across borders, not about each other, but with each other. That can be a hard slog at times, but at the same time the format makes space for follow-up questions and deeper conversations that are only possible through trust on all sides.

Felix, DialoguePerspectives participant