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Fast, Idit

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Curriculum Vitae

I am a post-doctoral fellow in the Sociology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My research focuses on the intersection of education, policy, and inequality. My current research project looks at the massive incorporation of East Jerusalem Palestinian students, a severely undeserved and discriminated group, into the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I examine the success of this endeavor, led by the government, the city, and the university, in the retention and graduation of students as well as what shapes these outcomes. In my dissertation I explored how public elementary schools implement a new type of integration policing. Through two years of observations and interviews in three schools coupled with analysis of administrative data, I studied the underlying mechanisms and processes, both at the policy level and at the school relationship level, that make school integration so hard to achieve. I My research was awarded a dissertation writing fellowship from The Center for Engaged Scholarship. In another project that looks at policy implementation with school Hana Shepherd and I study how middle schools in New Jersey implement an anti-bullying policy. We examine what shapes variance between schools in how they implement the policy and its directives. In another study, currently under review, I examine the differences among students across the United States in the time they spend on trips to school, and how these differences are shaped by the school districts in which they live. Before coming to Rutgers, I received an MA in sociology from Tel Aviv University, where I studied the development of educational policies. My MA thesis was published in the journal Sociology of Education.