About Gideon Aran

Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He 

studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present 

Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic 

fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical 

groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially 

in the Middle East.  

Contact Details:

Professor Gideon Aran
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Israel 91905

Email: gideon.aran@mail.huji.ac.il

Phone: 972-2-5883331 (Office)
           972-2-5345801 (Home)
Fax :   972-2-5324339 (Office)