Yekutiel Gershoni

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Pays de résidence



Associate Professor


Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Adresse électronique


Department of Middle Eastern and African History
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978


phone: +972-3-640-9450
fax: +972-3-640-6934


Research fields: History of Africa, particularly West Africa; relations
between Africans and African Americans Activities: Chair of the Department
of Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv,
Israel; Former Vice-President and President of the Liberian Studies



2003. With Nehemia Levtzion. The Emergence of the New African States,
Unit 1: Introduction to the History of Africa. Tel Aviv: The Open
University of Israel. (in Hebrew)

1997. Africans on African-Americans: The Creation and Uses of an
African-American Myth. New York and London: New York University Press and

1999. With Aharon Layish, and Binyamin Newberger, eds. Africa - Islam,
Christianity and Judaism; Anthology in honor of Professor Nehemia
Levzion's 60th birthday, Magnes Publication, Hebrew University, Jerusalem,

1992. With Naomi Chazan, eds. African International Politics, 1960-1990,
A Retrospective Assessment, Special Volume of Asian and African Studies
Journal of the Israel Oriental Society 26.2.

1985. Black Colonialism: The Americo-Liberian Scramble for the
Hinterland. Boulder, Colorado, and Jerusalem: Westview Press and the Harry
S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew
University, Mount Scopus.


Gershoni, Yekutiel. "The Search for a National Symbol in a Military
Regime: The Case of Liberia." Civil Military Relations, Nation Building,
and National Identity and Security: Comparative Perspectives. Ed.
Constantine P. Danopoulos, Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi and Amir Bar-Or.
Connecticut: Greenwood Press. Forthcoming.

"The Military Ruler and Multiparty Elections." Globalization of
Civil-Military Relations: Democratization, Reform and Security. Proc. of
the Fourth Triannual Conference of the International Political Science
Association's Research Committee on Armed Forces and Society, June 28-30,
2002. Bucharest: Enciclopedica Publishing House, 2002. 71-86.

"Black Brothers, Black Adversaries - Black Immigrants and Africans in
Liberia." Historia, Journal of the Historical Society of Israel 9 (2002):
117-137. (in Hebrew)

"Common Goals, Different Ways: The UNIA and the NCBWA in West Africa."
Journal of Third World Studies 22.2 (2001): 171-185.

"Minority Rule and Political Trade-In." Liberian Studies Journal 27.1
(2001): 63-81.


African history ; West Africa ; international relations ; African American studies.