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"We may call Eurydice forth from the world of the dead, but we cannot make her answer; and when we turn to look at her we glimpse her only for a moment, before she slips from our grasp and flees.  As all historians know the past is a great darkness and filled with echoes.  Voices may reach us from it; but what they say to us is imbued with the obscurity of the matrix out of which they come; and, try as we may, we cannot always decipher them precisely in the clearer light of our own day.​"

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale​​ (1985)

My work has centered on issues of identity, both personal and group identities and the history of their evolution. 
My studies examine processes of identity emergence and the political uses of identity. Among the identities I have studied are: “mizrachiyut” as a political identity, “white-Indians” as an in-between group, the emergence of Inuit ethnic consciousness, the intersection of gender and national identities among students in Israel, the interconnection of identity, place and memory, and “post-human identity.”
My current research concerns American girls' identities in the late 18th and early-19th centuries.

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    Current Academic Positions
    Chair of the Dept. of Multidisciplinary Studies
    Research Areas & Other Interests
    Feminist Theory & History
    History of the Wife
    History of Identities
    Gender & Autobiography
    American Revolution & the Early Republic

    Education
    Ph.D. History,- 1995 University of Iowa, U.S.
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    Selected Publications
    Fruma Zachs and Sharon HaleviGendering Culture in Greater Syria:Intellectuals and Ideology in the Late Ottoman Period. London: I. B. Tauris, 2015.
    Halevi, Sharon. The Other Daughters of the Revolution: Toward the “Hidden Transcript” of Gender in the Early Republic. Albany: SUNY Press, 2006.

    Halevi, Sharon. “‘A Dead Body Never Begs a Grave’: The Memoir of the SufferingBody as a Counter-Narrative of the American Revolution,”  Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism, 34: 2 (2012): 83-100.​

    Halevi, Sharon. “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t? Tzipi Livni and the Debate on a “Feminine” Leadership Style in the Israeli Press,” Feminist Media Studies, 12: 3 (2012): 195- 213.

    Halevi, Sharon. “Double Exposures: Twin Sisters’ Autobiographies and the Experience of Twinship,” Journal for the History of Childhood and Youth, 3: 1 (2010): 87-104.

    Halevi, Sharon. “‘A Variety of Domestic Misfortunes:’ Writing the Dysfunctional Self in the Early Republic.” Early American Literature 44: 1 (2009): 95-119.

     
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