Dr. Shlomo Reznik
I would prefer not to…Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville
Senior political sociology lecturer and a senior lecturer in the field of sociology, in the Social Sciences School. Dr. Reznik is a graduate of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Bar Ilan University. Dr. Reznik’s doctoral dissertation engaged with the Irgun (Etzel) underground. It examined the relationship between underground and politics in a divided society using a sociological analysis, and demonstrated how change occurred in the Irgun, shifting from a political party-affiliated underground organization to an underground political party. Prior to his retirement, he taught courses in Bar Ilan University, such as “Introduction to Sociology,” “Israeli Society,” “Political Sociology,” “Underground Movements.” Dr. Reznik specializes in sociological aspects of politics in Israeli society. His research mostly engages with organizations wishing to create social change through the use of political violence (Jewish underground and terrorist organizations), or through nonviolent protest (associations and social movements). In addition, he has recently published articles concerning the interrelationship between politics and sports, mainly soccer.
Areas of study: Political sociology, sports sociology