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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Nina Toren

Nina Toren was a professor of sociology in the School of Business Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She authored Social Work: The Case of a Semi-Profession, Science in Cultural Context: Soviet Scientists in Comparative Perspective; Hurdles in the Halls of Science: The Israeli Case, and articles on immigrant scientists, professionals in organizations and women in non-traditional occupations. She was chair of the Committee of Women’s Representation in the Civil Service and on the Committee for the Advancement of Women in Academia. Toren passed away in 2020.

Articles by this author

Academia in Israel

In recent years, attention has been drawn to the persistent gender inequality in Israeli academia. Although some positive change occurred in the position of women faculty in Israeli academia during the 1990s, questions remain about why there are so few faculty members and why progress has been so slow.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Nina Toren." (Viewed on December 9, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/toren-nina>.


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