Atalia Omer is an associate professor of religion, conflict, and peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. She specializes in the study of religion, nationalism, and peace-building; diasporas and conflict transformation and peace; multiculturalism; conflict transformation and justice; and theories and methods in the study of religion. Within the University of Notre Dame, Omer is also an associate professor of sociology, a faculty affiliate and founding member of the steering committee for the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, and a faculty fellow at the Initiative for Global Development and the Center for the Study of Religion and Society.
Omer is co-director, with R. Scott Appleby, dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, and Ebrahim Moosa, a professor of Islamic studies at the Kroc Institute and a professor in this Department of History, of Contending Modernities, a global research and education initiative examining the interactions among Catholic, Muslim, and other religious and secular forces.
Omer’s research has been widely published, and her books include When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks About Religion, Nationalism, and Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and the forthcoming Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians (University of Chicago Press, 2019).
Omer is a co-chair of the Religion, Social Conflicts, and Peace Group at the American Academy of Religion, a faculty fellow at the University of Groningen’s Centre for Religion, Conflict, and Globalization, and a senior fellow at Harvard Divinity School’s Religious Literacy Program’s Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative. She earned her PhD from Harvard University.
An Explosive Issue: On Atalia Omer’s “Days of Awe”
Feb 8, 2020
A review on Faculty Fellow Atalia Omer's book "Days of Awe" was posted on the Los Angeles Review on Books written by Dartmouth professor, Shaul Magid. He explains how the book does a fantastic job at examining the lives and aspirations of those working on the ground in the Jewish-Palestinian Solidarity movement.
Omer's New Book Explores Development of Jewish Solidarity with Palestinians
Aug 22, 2019
In her recently published book, Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians (University of Chicago Press, 2019), Kellogg Faculty Fellow Atalia Omer traces the development of American Jewish solidarity with Palestinians and the diverse social movements that have shaped this advocacy.