Ph.D., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
Yossi Shavit is the Weinberg Professor of Sociology at Tel Aviv University. He holds an MSc (in Demography) and a PhD (in Sociology) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BA (Sociology and Economics) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Professor Shavit’s research interests are in Social Stratification and Mobility, the Sociology of Education, Ethnic Relations and Research Methods. His books include Persistent Inequality (with H-P Blossfeld, 1993), From School to Work (with W. Müller, 1997) and Stratification in Higher Education (with R. Arum and A. Gamoran, 2007). In addition, he has published many research papers in leading sociological journals including the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Sociology of Education and European Sociological Review.
Professor Shavit has won Alon and Spencer fellowships. He has previously served as Professor at the European University Institute and as a visiting professor in the University of California at Berkeley, at the Università degli studi di Firenze, Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen and at the University of New York in Shanghai. He was also a visiting scholar at Nuffield College in Oxford. Shavit is a member of the honorary Sociological Research Association. He served as secretary of the ISA’s Research Committee on Social Stratification (RC28) and as President of the Israeli Sociological Society. Currently heads the Taub Educational Policy Program at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel.