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.

˝Thanks to DialoguePerspectives I have encountered inspiring people who have expanded, and also completely changed, my understanding of religion, engagement, and encounter. The interdisciplinarity of the programme combined with the high standards everyone holds each other to have made DialoguePerspectives a formative experience for me.

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