Research interests: Shai Dromi completed his B.A. in sociology, cultural anthropology and communication and his M.A. in sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His Master’s thesis focused on the relation between moral evaluation, emotions and the media. He has worked at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute as part of a research group, Israeli Hearts: Culture and Emotional Praxis in Contemporary Israel. He was a Fulbright doctoral fellow in the years 2009-2011. Currently Shai is a doctoral student at the Department of Sociology, and his research interests include cultural sociology, sociology of morality, and sociology of emotions.
Education: B.A. Sociology, Cultural Anthropology and Communication (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2006); M.A. Sociology (Magna cum Laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009); M.A. Sociology (Yale University, 2010); M.Phil Sociology (Yale University, 2011).
- Dromi, Shai M. “Penny for your Thoughts: Beggars and the Exercise of Morality in Daily Life.” Sociological Forum 27, no. 4 (2012).
- Alexander, Jeffrey C., and Shai M. Dromi. “Trauma Construction and Moral Restriction: The Ambiguity of the Holocaust for Israel.” In Narrating Trauma: On the Impact of Collective Suffering, edited by Ron Eyerman, Jeffrey C. Alexander and Elisabeth Butler Breese, 107-132. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2011.
- Reprinted as “Holocaust and Trauma: Moral Restriction in Israel” in Alexander, Jeffrey C., Trauma: A Social Theory. London: Polity (2012).
- Dromi, Shai M., and Eva Illouz. “Recovering Morality: Pragmatic Sociology and Literary Studies.” New Literary History 41, no. 2 (2010): 351-369.