GRANTS, HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • 2021-2022:  Research Grant awarded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the research project: "Fighting anti-Semitism with a Club in Hand: Jewish Self-Defense in Latin America"

  • 2021: Awarded the title Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia by the Italian Republic President for his contribution to the promotion of academic relations and cooperation between Italy and Israel

  • 2020: Elected Member of the Academia Argentina de la Historia.

  • 2020: Grant by the British Council’s UK-Israel Inter-University Strategic Cooperation Program for a joint project with David Tal (University of Sussex) on Nationalism, Citizenship, Exile, and Diaspora.

  • 2019: The Legislature of the Argentine Province of Salta declares the book Los muchachos peronistas árabes of cultural interest for the Province.

  • 2019: The Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires declares the book Los muchachos peronistas árabes of cultural interest for the capital city of Argentina

  • 2019: Mifal Hapais grant to support the publication of a Hebrew edition of Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentina (Stanford University Press, 2015) by Magnes Press, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019.

  • 2019: The Zvi Yavetz School of History, Tel Aviv University, grant to support the translation into English of Los muchachos peronistas árabes: los argentinos-árabes y el apoyo al Justicialismo (Sudamericana, Buenos Aires, 2018).

  • 2019: Honorary Professorship, Universidad Nacional de La Matanza, Buenos Aires.

  • 2018: Nominated Corresponding Member in the Instituto Balear de la Historia.

  • 2017: Research Grant awarded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the joint research project (with Prof. Stefan Rinke), "Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers: Re-thinking Migration to Latin America and the New Ethnic Studies".

  • 2017: An Honorary Doctorate conferred by the Argentine University of San Martin (UNSAM).

  • 2017: Declared Honorary Visitor by the Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

  • 2016: Awarded the title of Comendador in Spain's Order of Civil Merit, granted by King Felipe VI.

  • 2016: Awarded the title Huesped de Honor Extraordinario by the President of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.

  • 2016: Awarded the Sello del Bicentenario by the Argentinian Bicentennial Authority, Tucumán.

  • 2016: The Reimar Lüst Award for outstanding humanities scholars (co-sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation).

  • 2016-2018: Research Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), "Ortodoxias y rebeldías. La pluralidad de intereses en la convergencia peninsular hacia Europa (1961-1986)" (as a member of research group led by Albero Carillo Linares and Ángeles González, Seville University).

  • 2016: A Joint Grant by the University of Maryland, College Park and Tel Aviv University to fund a Research Workshop on Israel and Europe: Probing Mutual Perceptions and Interpretations in the Diplomatic Archives.

  • 2015: Research Grant awarded by the Israel Institute, Washington DC, for the joint research project (with Dr. Inbal Ofer) on Jewish volunteers who left Palestine to fight in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

  • 2015: A Joint Grant by the Free University of Berlin and Tel Aviv University to fund a Research Workshop on The New Ethnic Studies.

  • 2014: Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Distinguished Conference Scholar, Hofstra University.

  • 2013: Awarded the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA) Book Prize for the co-edited volume (with Adriana Brodsky), The New Jewish Argentina: Facets of Jewish Experiences in the Southern Cone (Brill, Boston)

  • 2013: Named Chaired Professor at the UADE (Universidad Argentina de la Empresa), Buenos Aires

  • 2012: The Bi-Annual Award of the Center of the Iberian and Latin American Communities in Israel (CICLA) for contributing to a better understanding of Latin America in Israel

  • 2011: Research Grant from the Argentine Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (as a member of research group led by Julio César Melón Pirro).

  • 2009: Awarded the title of Commander in the Order of the Liberator San Martin by the Argentine Government for his contribution to Argentine culture

  • 2009-2014: Co-President of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA)

  • 2009-10: Distinguished Fellow, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University

  • 2009: Awarded the endowed Eliás Sourasky Chair of Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • 2009: Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

  • 2008-2009: Vice President of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA)

  • 2007-2013: Member of the Executive Committee, Israeli Association of Hispanists

  • 2007: Research Grant, Diaspora Studies Center, Tel Aviv University

  • 2007: The Annual Award of the Center of the Iberian and Latin American Communities in Israel (CICLA) for contributing, as Head of the Institute for Latin American History and Culture, to a better understanding of Latin America in Israel

  • 2006: Honorary Member, The Friends of Jorge Luis Borges Worldwide Society

  • 2004: Dean's Research Professor, Dept. of History, Emory University, Atlanta

  • 2002: Elected Member of Argentina’s Academia Nacional de la Historia

  • 2002: Latin American Jewish Studies Association Award for Outstanding Research.

  • 2000-01: Grant from the University Research Foundation, Tel Aviv University

  • 1999-2000: Research Fellowship, Latin American Studies Center and the Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park

  • 1997-98: Grant from the University Research Foundation, Tel Aviv University

  • 1995-96: Yad Hanadiv Humanities Fellowship, Rothschild Foundation, Jerusalem

  • 1994-95: Yad Hanadiv Humanities Fellowship, Rothschild Foundation, Jerusalem

  • 1994-95: Grant from the University Research Foundation, Tel Aviv University

  • 1992-94: The Wolf Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tel Aviv University

  • 1992: The Raoul Wallenberg Foundation’s Award

  • 1989-91: Three years’ research grant from the Higher Education Council, Jerusalem

  • 1989-90: Spanish Foreign Ministry's Scholarship for Ph.D. candidates

  • 1988: The Aranne School of History's Scholarship for excellent students, Tel Aviv University

  • 1988: Grant from the Maurice Pulver Foundation

  • 1988: The Raoul Wallenberg Foundation’s Award

  • 1987: The Aranne School of History's Scholarship for excellent students, Tel Aviv University