Gil Shohat

Gil Shohat (*1988) was born and raised in Bonn, Germany, by an Israeli family. He currently is a PhD-Candidate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Research Fellow of the Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich Studienwerk. His doctoral dissertation 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. Furthermore, he regularly engages – 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.

˝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.

Till, DialoguePerspectives participant