Lior Volinz is a post-doctoral researcher with the Strategic Research Programme 'Crime and Society: New Challenges' at CRiS, working within the knowledge cluster ‘Experiencing Technology’. His research interests include surveillance and policing technologies, the privatization and pluralization of security provision, and the governance of security in Israel/Palestine. Lior holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2019), where he defended his dissertation titled ‘The Modular Security Toolbox – Assembling State and Citizenship in Jerusalem’ at the department of Human Geography, Urban Planning and International Development. Lior holds a Joint MA degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Ljubljana and Stockholm University (2013, cum laude). He earned his BA in Media and History from Tel Aviv University (2010). Asides from his academic and professional work, Lior is continuously engaged with several organizations and campaigns to promote the political and social rights of Palestinians and Israelis alike.
Research Line: Crime and the City + Policing and Surveillance
Knowledge Cluster: Experiencing Technology
Courses taught at the VUB in 2021-2022
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