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Scholar in Residence, University of Houston

Dr. Asher Lubotzky is a teaching fellow and scholar in residence in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston. 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 (Indiana University, 2023) explored 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 was 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.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, History, Indiana University


  • 2023 
    Indiana University, History