Meet Dr. Or Anabi
a graduate of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University
Meet Dr. Or Anabi, a graduate of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University, who is currently a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute’s Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research. The Institute prepares diverse research studies on the perceptions of the Israeli public, including the Israeli Democracy Index, the Israeli Voice Index and now, also surveys relating to Israel during the Corona pandemic.
“After 14 years as a commander in the Israel Defense Forces, I decided that academia attracts me more. After my discharge, I immediately commenced my MA studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University,” relates Dr. Anabi. He wrote his thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Orna Sasson-Levy, on the masculine approach and the family-work interface among IDF combat officers. Immediately upon completing his master’s degree, he began doctoral studies in the same department. His PhD thesis, supervised by Prof. Danny Kaplan and Dr. Shira Offer, dealt with the new masculinity and father involvement in Israel.
As to his decision to enroll at Bar-Ilan, Dr. Anabi says it was “because my girlfriend, who later became my wife and the mother of our three children, was already studying at the university, and I joined her for undergraduate studies. Later, I decided to return to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for a MA and PhD.”
“I recall two main things from my university days,” relays Dr. Anabi. “The academic faculty’s very high professional level and willingness to help with any question, whether it was one of my lecturers or any other faculty member to whom I turned with a question or dilemma in his specialty field. Secondly, the group of doctoral students, which was a bit like a professional assistance and support group especially during dissertation writing. At Bar-Ilan I gained the ability to study and conduct research, to be an expert on my research subject, to always read and delve deeper, search for more knowledge, and look for another angle for analysis and reading the data.”