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Yoav Galai is a Lecturer at the School of Politics International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research focuses on the role narratives of collective memory play in International Relations, both in helping define possibilities for action and as the object of policy and on visual politics.

A former Israeli journalist, Yoav Galai's writing has appeared in The Conversation, The New Republic and 972 Magazine and his photography has been awarded numerous accolades, including Pictures of the Year International, British Press Photographer’s Year and the grand prize at the Israeli Press Photo competition.


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 2017–2018
    Postdoctoral fellow, Central European University
  • 2011–2017
    Phd Candidate, University of St Andrews


  • 2019
    Security Dialogue, The victory image: Imaging Israeli warfighting from Lebanon to Gaza
  • 2019
    Memory Studies, The transnational mythscape of the Second World War
  • 2017
    International Political Sociology, Narratives of redemption: the international meaning of afforestation in the Israeli Negev