Asher Lubotzky is a doctoral candidate for in the Department of History at Indiana University. His research focus is settler colonialism, apartheid, and decolonization in Southern Africa, as well as Africa-Israel relations, past and present. His Ph.D. dissertation explores the complex early relationship between the State of Israel and Southern Africa (1948-1976) as well as the different interpretations of Zionism among South Africans. He has also written about the Herero and Nama Genocide (1904-1907) in German Southwest Africa (Namibia). Asher is the recipient of the Gerda Henkel PhD Scholarship for 2021-2023. He has an MA in History from Bar Ilan University and a BA in Middle Eastern History and Philosophy from the University of Haifa.