Hannah Safran

Hannah Safran was born in Haifa, Israel in 1950. A peace and feminist activist, she turned to scholarship after years of working at the Haifa Feminist Center, Isha L’Isha. Her Ph.D. from the University of Haifa focused on the history of feminist movements in Israel in the 1920s and in the 1970s. She continues to do research on feminist women in Israel, lesbian women, the women’s peace movement and eco-feminism.

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