Dr. S. (Shifra) Kisch

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Dr. S. (Shifra) Kisch

Universitair docent
Wetenschappelijk Personeel
030 253 9507

Selcted publications:

Kisch S., R. Bavelaar, and A. Moors (forthcoming) The intimate politics of publicly staging ‘mixed couples’: The gendered racialization of a poster campaign. In  Moors & Mc Brian (eds.) Muslim marriage and non-marriage: Religion, politics and intimate relations. (pp) Leuven: Leuven University press. 


Kisch, S. 2018. Marriage Conversions: Shari’a Courts, Romanian Brides and Palestinian Bedouin in-Laws. Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 27(2), 149-158. 

Kisch  S.  2017. Al-Sayyid: A Sociolinguistic Sketch.  In Blum, S.D. (ed) Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication. (pp. 482-486) NewYork: Oxford University Press.

Kisch  S. 2012. Demarcating generations of signers in the dynamic sociolinguistic landscape of a shared sign-language: the case of the Al-Sayyid Bedouin.  In U. Zeshan and C. de Vos (eds.) Sign Languages in Village Communities: Anthropological and Linguistic Insights  (pp. 87-125). Sign Language Typology Series 4. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter & Ishara Press.

Kisch  S. 2012. Privileged and Volatile Nomadism. In Hazan, Haim and Esther Hertzog (eds.) Serendipity in Anthropological Research: The Nomadic Turn (pp. 81-92). Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing.

Kisch  S. 2009. Essay Book Review of Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind. By Margalit Fox. Sign Language & Linguistics 12(2):203–210

Kisch  S. 2008. The Social Construction of Deafness in a Bedouin Community in the Negev. Medical Anthropology. 27(3):283-313.

Kisch  S. 2007. Disablement Gender and Deafhood among the Negev Arab-Bedouin. Disability Studies Quarterly 27(4):1-21.

Kisch  S. 2004. Negotiating (Genetic) Deafness in a Bedouin Community. In Van Cleve, John Vickrey (ed.) Genetics, Disability, and Deafness (pp. 195-227). Washington DC: Gallaudet University press.