Dr. Shai Srougo
Department of Jewish History
Research field: Jewish mysticism, between the Levant and Europe
Dr. Srougo studies about the social history of Sephardic Jews from the middle and the lower classes who lived in different parts of the Mediterranean region during the 19th- 20th centuries. The industrialization and secularization-both of which were integral elements of the colonialist endeavor- that were exported from the West to developing areas- changed the daily routine of Jewish bourgeoisies, workers, craftsmen and marginal people ,and present, from the bottom up, the struggle for the continuation of their presence and influence in different public arenas in Thessaloniki, Fes, Casablanca and Haifa.