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Associate Professor

Research Areas

  • Medical technologies: Political and social implications
  • Gender and health
  • The politics of reproductive medicine

Education

Years
Institute
Degree
1994
Hebrew University,  Jerusalem
Sociology & Anthropology
Ph.D.
1985
Tel Aviv University
Sociology & Anthropology
M.A.
1981
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Mathematics
B.A.
1981
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Sociology & Anthropology
B.A.

Publications

Books

Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (2000). Tel Aviv North: The making of the New Israeli Middle Class. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 275 pages. (Hebrew)

Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. and M. Inhorn (Eds.) (2009), Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books. http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=Birenbaum-CarmeliAssisting

Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) (forthcoming April 2010). Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books. http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=Birenbaum-CarmeliKin

 

Articles

Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. 2010. Genetic relatedness and family formation in Israel: Lay perceptions in the light of State policy, New Genetics and Society, 29(1), 73-85.

Soffer Yigal and D. Birenbaum-Carmeli.2010. Le don de sperme en Israël ; son secret et son anonymat, Andrologie: Journal officiel de la Société d'andrologie de langue Française Reprinted in P. Jouannet and R. Mieusset (eds.) Donner et après… La procréation par don de spermatozoïdes avec ou sans anonymat? Springer: Paris, Pp. 17-30.

Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. and R. Haimov-Kochman (2010). Fertility treatments under semi/occupation: The case of East Jerusalem, Facts, Views and Vision in Ob/Gyn.

Birenbaum-Carmeli D. 2009. The politics of ‘The Natural Family’ in Israel: State policy and kinship ideologies, Social Science and Medicine, 69, 1018-1024.

Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. and Inhorn Marcia. (2009) Masculinity and Marginality: Palestinian Men's Struggles with Infertility in Israel and Lebanon, Journal of Middle Estern Women Studies, 5(2), 23-52. 

Inhorn Marcia and D. Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2008) Assisted reproductive technologies and cultural change, Annual Review of Anthropolgy, 37: 177-196 

Birenbaum-Carmeli Daphna, Yoram S. Carmeli and Sergei Gornostayev (2008) Researching sensitive fields: Some lessons from a study of sperm donors in Israel, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 28 (11/12), 425-439. 

Birenbaum-Carmeli Daphna (2008) Your faith or mine - Family planning intervention in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Israel , Reproductive Health Matters, 16(32):185–191

Birenbaum-Carmeli Daphna and Martha Dirnfeld (2008). The more the better? IVF policy in Israel and women's views, Reproductive Health matters, 16(31):1–10. 

Kelly A. Metcalfe, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Jan Lubinski, Jacek Gronwald, Henry Lynch, Pal Moller, Parviz Ghadirian, William D. Foulkes, Eitan Friedman, Charmaine Kim-Sing, Peter Ainsworth, Barry Rosen, Susan Domchek, Teresa Wagner, Nadine Tung, Siranoush Manoukian, Fergus Couch, Ping Sun, Steven A. Narod and the Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group. (2008) International Variation in Rates of Uptake of Preventive Options in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers, The International Journal of Cancer, 122(9): 2017-22.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli (2007) Contested Surrogacy and the Gender Order: An Israeli Case Study, Journal of Middle East Women Studies, 3(3): 21-44.

Albert Banerjee and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli.  (2007.) Ordering Suicide: Media reporting of family assisted suicide in Britain, Journal of Medical Ethics, 33:639–642. 

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli (2007.) Contextualizing nurse education in Israel: Sociodemography, labor market dynamics and professional training, Contemporary Nurse, 24(2).

Koren Gideon, Dana Oren, Maud Rouleau1, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Doreen Matsui. (2006). Comparison of verbal claims for natural health products made by health food stores staff versus pharmacists in Ontario, Canada, Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 13(2):e251-e256.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Albert Banerjee and Steve Taylor. (2006). All in the family: Kin-assisted suicide in the British Press, Social Science and Medicine, 63(8), 2153-2164.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli.. (2005). On the prevalence of population groups in the human-genetics research literature, Politics and the Life Sciences, 23(1): 34-41.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2005). Increased prevalence of Mediterranean and Muslim populations in mutation-related research literature, Community Genetics, 8: 114-118.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2004). 'Cheaper than a Newcomer': On the political economy of IVF in Israel, The Sociology of Health and Illness, 26(7): 897-924.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli.(2004). The prevalence of Jews as subjects in genetic research:, explanation and potential implications, American Journal of Medical Genetic, 130A,(1): 76-83.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2003). Reproductive policy in context: Implications on the rights of Jewish women in Israel, 1945-2000, Policy Studies, 24(2): 101-114.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2003). Contextualizing a medical breakthrough: An Overview of the case of IVF, Health Care for Women International, 24(7): 591-607. 

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2002). Nurse education and the labour market: The Israeli Case. Nurse Education Today, 22(7): 563-570.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli. (2002). Physiognomy, familism and consumerism: Preferences among Jewish Israeli recipients of donor insemination. Social Science and Medicine, 54(3): 363-376.

Dapnha Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli,. (2002). Hegemony and homogeneity: Donor Preferences of recipients of donor insemination. The Journal of Material Culture, 7(1): 73-94.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2001). Between individualism and collectivism: The case of a middle class neighborhood in Israel, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 21(11/12):1-25.

Carmeli, Yoram S., D. Birenbaum-Carmeli, Yigal Soffer, Moshe Matilsky, Ilan Kalderon and H. Yavetz. (2001). Donor insemination in Israel: Sociodemographic Aspects. The Journal of Biosocial Science, 33(2), 311-314.

Carmeli, Yoram S., D. Birenbaum-Carmeli Igael Madgar, Ruth Weissenberg (2001). Donor insemination in Israel: Recipients’ choices of donors.  The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 46(8): 757-763.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. Yoram S. Carmeli  and H. Yavetz. (2000). Secrecy among Israeli recipients of donor insemination. Politics and the Life Sciences, 19(1), 69-76.

Carmeli, Yoram S. and Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (2000). Ritualizing the ‘Natural Family’: Secrecy in Israeli Donor Insemination, Science as Culture, 9(3): 301-325.

Dapnha Birenbaum-Carmeli, Yoram S. Carmeli, Rina Cohen. (2000). 'Our first 'IVF baby': Israel's and Canada's Press coverage of procreative technology. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 20(7), 1-38.

Carmeli, Yoram S. and Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (2000). State Regulation of Donor Insemination: An Israeli Case Study, Medicine and Law, 19(4): 839-854.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1999). Intergenerational relations among Israeli upper middle class Jewish families in Israel. The Jewish Journal of Sociology, 41(1-2): 24-49.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1999). "'Love Thy Neighbour': Sociability and instrumentality among Israeli neighbors". Human Organization, 58(1): 82-93.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli.. (1999). "Parents who get what they want: On the empowerment of the powerful". The Sociological Review, 47(1): 62-90.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1998) “Unit-Pride”: Public events and the construction of community, City & Society.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1998). “Residential Integration and Its Constructed Reflection: An Israeli Case Study.” Visual Anthropology, 11: 33-46

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1997). “Pioneering Procreation: Israel’s First Test-Tube Baby.” Science as Culture, 6: 525-540.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1997) “Sound Silence: Non-Issues and marginalization of differences in an Integrative Neighborhood in Israel.” Urban Anthropology, 26: 133-163.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Carmeli, Y. S. (1996). “Patients Who Get What They Want: Policy and Power in the Context of Prenatal Care.” Human Organization, 55: 178-182.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1995). “Maternal smoking during pregnancy: Social, medical, legal perspectives on the conception of a human being” Health Care for Women International 16:57-73.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1995). “Smoking During Pregnancy: Canadaian policy in the context of medical and legal views.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 15:1-19.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Carmeli, Y. S., and Casper, R. (1995). “Discrimination against men in fertility treatments: The underprivileged male.” Journal of Reproductive Medicine 40:590-593.

Carmeli, Yoram S. & Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (1994). “The predicament of masculinity: Towards understanding the male’s experience of infertility treatments.” Sex Roles 30:663-677.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Carmeli, Y. S., & Koren, G. (1993). “Helpless and omnipotent: Incongruencies in Canadian perceptions of ‘Child’.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 13:31-48.

Koren, G., Birenbaum-Carmeli, D., Carmeli, Y. S., & Haslam, R. (1993). “Maturity of children to consent to medical research: The babysitter test.” Journal of Medical Ethics 19:142-147.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1991). “Overtones: The social world of the Israeli philharmonic orchestra.” International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music 22:81-98.

 

Articles in Scientific Books

Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Marcia C. Inhorn. 2009. Introduction: Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes:  Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, in Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. and M. Inhorn (Eds.) (In press), Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books. (estimated page number: 220 pages.)

Birenbaum-Carmeli D. 2009. Contested Surrogacy and the Gender Order:  An Israeli Case Study, Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. and M. Inhorn (Eds.) (In press), Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books. (estimated page number: 220 pages.)

Taylor S. and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2007). Approaches to health and illness, In Taylor S. and D. Field (Eds.) Sociology of Health and Health Care, Fourth edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, Pp. 25-44. 

Taylor S. and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2007). Mental disorders, In Taylor S. and D. Field (Eds.) Sociology of Health and Health Care, Fourth edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, Pp. 159-180.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli. (2005). Demography, politics, and the ‘natural family’: Donor insemination in Israel, In Al-Haj, M., Saltman M. and Z. Sobel (Eds.), Social Critique and Commitment: Essays in Honor of Prof. Henry Rosenfeld, Lanham, MD, USA: University Press of America, Pp. 45-70.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2004). Consumption and the making of neighborliness: A Tel Aviv case study, Carmeli Y.S. and Applbaum, K. (eds.), Consumption and Market Society in Israel, Oxford: Berg Publishers, Pp. 37-59.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1998). “Reproductive partners: Woman-doctor relations in Israeli and Canadian IVF contexts.” In Small Wars: The Cultural Politics of Childhood, Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Carolyn Sargent (eds.), Berkeley: University of California Press, Pp. 75-92.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1993). “The best of our ambassadors: Nationality and status among the subscribers to the Israeli philharmonic orchestra.” (Hebrew) in Tel Aviv Studies, edited by G. Menachem, and D. Nahmias. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University Press. Pp. 249-260.

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli. In press. Introduction: Reproductive Technologies among  Jewish Israelis: Setting the Ground, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

Mashiach S., Birenbaum-Carmeli D, Roy Mashiach and Martha Dirnfeld. In press. The Contribution of Israeli Researchers to Reproductive Medicine: Fertility Experts' Perspectives, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli. In press. Adoption and Assisted reproduction Technologies:  A Comparative Reading of Israeli Policies, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

Birenbaum-Carmeli D.In press. ART, Community and Beyond: Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Israel; Interviews with Prof. Nissim Benvenisty and Prof. karl Skorecki, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

Inhorn Marcia C. and Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (2010) Rethinking Reproductive Rights: Male Infertility, Chronicity, and the Plight of the Palestinian Men in Israel and Lebanon, In Lenore Manderson and Carolyn Smith-Morris (Eds.) Chronic Conditions, Fluid States: Globalization and the anthropology of illness, New Jersey; Rutgers University Press.

 Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli (forthcoming). 'That nothing bad should ever happen: Hope and genetic susceptibility for cancer, in Stepehen Neff (Ed.), Hope: Probing the Boundaries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Kenilworth, NJ: Rodopi.

 

Articles in non-refereed journals

Birenbaum-Carmeli D. (2010). Not in our school: Age limit in health studies in Israeli universities. Mitaam, 23, 39-47 [Hebrew].

Birenbaum-Carmeli D. (2010). Between Gaza and Israel: Treating Palestinian Children for Cancer. Mitaam, 22 [Hebrew]. 

Birenbaum-Carmeli D. (2009). 'Cheaper than a Newcomer': Reproductive Policy and the Politics of the 'Natural Family' in Israel, Mitaam, 18, 65-78 [Hebrew].


Translations (English into Hebrew)

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yitzhak Laor. (2010)."Pasolini and Exclusion: Zizek, Agamben and the Modern Sub-Proletariat, by Fabio Vighi [Theory, Culture & Society], Mita'am 23. 

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yitzhak Laor. (2010)."We should not claim to know whither this is leading us": An interview with Eric Hobsbawm, [New Left Review], Mita'am 23. 

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2010). The right to the city, by David Harvey [New Left Review], Mita'am 21. 

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2010). The lovelorn librarian, by Efrain Kristal [New Left Review], Mita'am 21. 

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2009). The birth of social medicine, by Michel Foucault  [The Essential Works of Foucault, Volume 3: Power], Mita'am 18. 

Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2009). Chinese Cinema in the Age of Advertisement: The Filmmaker as a Cultural Broker, by Yomi Braester [The China Quarterly], Mita'am, 17.