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daphna carmeli 2Research Interests:

  • Medical technologies: Political and social implications
  • Gender and health
  • The politics of reproductive medicine 

 

Academic Rank: Associate Professor

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Education: 

1981  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Sociology & Anthropology; B.A.

1981  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Mathematics; B.A.

1985  Tel Aviv University, Sociology & Anthropology; M.A.

1994  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Sociology & Anthropology; Ph.D.

 

Publications:

Articles:

  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (1991). “Overtones: The social world of the Israeli philharmonic orchestra.” International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music 22:81-98.
  • Koren, G., Birenbaum-Carmeli, D., Carmeli, Y. S., & Haslam, R. (1993). “Maturity of children to consent to medical research: The babysitter test.” Journal of Medical Ethics 19:142-147.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D., Carmeli, Y. S., & Koren, G. (1993). “Helpless and omnipotent: Incongruencies in Canadian perceptions of ‘Child’.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 13:31-48.
  • Carmeli, Yoram S. & Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (1994). “The predicament of masculinity: Towards understanding the male’s experience of infertility treatments.” Sex Roles 30:663-677.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D., Carmeli, Y. S., and Casper, R. (1995). “Discrimination against men in fertility treatments: The underprivileged male.” Journal of Reproductive Medicine 40:590-593.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (1995). “Smoking During Pregnancy: Canadaian policy in the context of medical and legal views.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 15:1-19.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. (1995). “Maternal smoking during pregnancy: Social, medical, legal perspectives on the conception of a human being” Health Care for Women International 16:57-73.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli D., and Carmeli, Y. S. (1996). “Patients Who Get What They Want: Policy and Power in the Context of Prenatal Care.” Human Organization, 55: 178-182.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (1997) “Sound Silence: Non-Issues and marginalization of differences in an Integrative Neighborhood in Israel.” Urban Anthropology, 26: 133-163.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (1997). “Pioneering Procreation: Israel’s First Test-Tube Baby.” Science as Culture, 6: 525-540.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (1998). “Residential Integration and Its Constructed Reflection: An Israeli Case Study.” Visual Anthropology, 11: 33-46
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1998) “Unit-Pride”: Public events and the construction of community, City & Society.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1999). "Parents who get what they want: On the empowerment of the powerful". The Sociological Review, 47(1): 62-90.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1999). "'Love Thy Neighbour': Sociability and instrumentality among Israeli neighbors". Human Organization, 58(1): 82-93.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1999). Intergenerational relations among Israeli upper middle class Jewish families in Israel. The Jewish Journal of Sociology, 41(1-2): 24-49.
  • Carmeli, Yoram S. and Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (2000). State Regulation of Donor Insemination: An Israeli Case Study, Medicine and Law, 19(4): 839-854.
  • Dapnha Birenbaum-Carmeli, Yoram S. Carmeli, Rina Cohen. (2000). 'Our first 'IVF baby': Israel's and Canada's Press coverage of procreative technology. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 20(7), 1-38.
  • Carmeli, Yoram S. and Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (2000). Ritualizing the ‘Natural Family’: Secrecy in Israeli Donor Insemination, Science as Culture, 9(3): 301-325.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. Yoram S. Carmeli  and H. Yavetz. (2000). Secrecy among Israeli recipients of donor insemination. Politics and the Life Sciences, 19(1), 69-76.
  • Carmeli, Yoram S., D. Birenbaum-Carmeli Igael Madgar, Ruth Weissenberg (2001). Donor insemination in Israel: Recipients’ choices of donors.  The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 46(8): 757-763.
  • Carmeli, Yoram S., D. Birenbaum-Carmeli, Yigal Soffer, Moshe Matilsky, Ilan Kalderon and H. Yavetz. (2001). Donor insemination in Israel: Sociodemographic Aspects. The Journal of Biosocial Science, 33(2), 311-314.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2001). Between individualism and collectivism: The case of a middle class neighborhood in Israel, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 21(11/12):1-25.
  • Dapnha Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli,. (2002). Hegemony and homogeneity: Donor Preferences of recipients of donor insemination. The Journal of Material Culture, 7(1): 73-94.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli. (2002). Physiognomy, familism and consumerism: Preferences among Jewish Israeli recipients of donor insemination. Social Science and Medicine, 54(3): 363-376.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2002). Nurse education and the labour market: The Israeli Case. Nurse Education Today, 22(7): 563-570.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2003). Contextualizing a medical breakthrough: An Overview of the case of IVF, Health Care for Women International, 24(7): 591-607.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2003). Reproductive policy in context: Implications on the rights of Jewish women in Israel, 1945-2000, Policy Studies, 24(2): 101-114.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2004). The prevalence of Jews as subjects in genetic research:, explanation and potential implications, American Journal of Medical Genetic, 130A,(1): 76-83.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2004). 'Cheaper than a Newcomer': On the political economy of IVF in Israel, The Sociology of Health and Illness, 26(7): 897-924.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2005). Increased prevalence of Mediterranean and Muslim populations in mutation-related research literature, Community Genetics, 8: 114-118.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2005). On the prevalence of population groups in the human-genetics research literature, Politics and the Life Sciences, 23(1): 34-41.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Albert Banerjee and Steve Taylor. (2006). All in the family: Kin-assisted suicide in the British Press, Social Science and Medicine, 63(8), 2153-2164.
  • Koren Gideon, Dana Oren, Maud Rouleau, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Doreen Matsui. (2006). Comparison of verbal claims for natural health products made by health food stores staff versus pharmacists in Ontario, Canada, Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 13(2):e251-e256.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2007.) Contextualizing nurse education in Israel: Sociodemography, labor market dynamics and professional training, Contemporary Nurse, 24(2).
  • Albert Banerjee and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2007.) Ordering Suicide: Media reporting of family assisted suicide in Britain, Journal of Medical Ethics, 33:639–642.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2007) Contested Surrogacy and the Gender Order: An Israeli Case Study, Journal of Middle East Women Studies, 3(3): 21-44.
  • Kelly A. Metcalfe, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Jan Lubinski, Jacek Gronwald, Henry Lynch, Pal Moller, Parviz Ghadirian, William D. Foulkes, Eitan Friedman, Charmaine Kim-Sing, Peter Ainsworth, Barry Rosen, Susan Domchek, Teresa Wagner, Nadine Tung, Siranoush Manoukian, Fergus Couch, Ping Sun, Steven A. Narod and the Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group. (2008) International Variation in Rates of Uptake of Preventive Options in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers, The International Journal of Cancer, 122(9): 2017-22.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli Daphna and Martha Dirnfeld (2008). The more the better? IVF policy in Israel and women's views, Reproductive Health matters, 16(31):1–10.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli D. (2008) Your faith or mine - Family planning intervention in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Israel , Reproductive Health Matters, 16(32):185–191
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli Daphna, Yoram S. Carmeli and Sergei Gornostayev (2008) Researching sensitive fields: Some lessons from a study of sperm donors in Israel, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 28 (11/12), 425-439.
  • Inhorn Marcia and D. Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2008) Assisted reproductive technologies and cultural change, Annual Review of Anthropolgy, 37: 177-196
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. and Inhorn Marcia. (2009) Masculinity and Marginality: Palestinian Men's Struggles with Infertility in Israel and Lebanon, Journal of Middle Estern Women Studies, 5(2), 23-52.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli D. (2009). The politics of ‘The Natural Family’ in Israel: State policy and kinship ideologies, Social Science and Medicine, 69, 1018-1024.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. and R. Haimov-Kochman (2010). Fertility treatments under semi/occupation: The case of East Jerusalem, Facts, Views and Vision in Ob/Gyn.
  • Soffer Yigal and D. Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2010). Le don de sperme en Israël ; son secret et son anonymat, Andrologie: Journal officiel de la Société d'andrologie de langue Française Reprinted in P. Jouannet and R. Mieusset (eds.) Donner et après… La procréation par don de spermatozoïdes avec ou sans anonymat? Springer: Paris, Pp. 17-30.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. (2010). Genetic relatedness and family formation in Israel: Lay perceptions in the light of State policy, New Genetics and Society, 29(1), 73-85.
  • Soffer Yigal and D. Birenbaum-Carmeli (2010). Le don de sperme en Israël ; son secret et son anonymat, Andrologie: Journal officiel de la Société d'andrologie de langue Française, 20(1), 11-19
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. and R. Haimov-Kochman (2010). Fertility treatments under semi/occupation: The case of East Jerusalem, Fact, Views and Vision in Ob/Gyn. Monograph, 35-42
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. (2014). Health journalism in the service of power: ‘moral complacency’ and the Hebrew media in the Gaza–Israel conflict, Sociology of Health & Illness, 613–628.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli. D. (2014). Health journalism in the service of power: ‘moral complacency’ and the Hebrew media in the Gaza–Israel conflict, Sociology of Health & Illness, Volume 36, Issue 4, pages 613–628,
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Yana Pomorchuk, Maram Abu Yaman, (2014). On Fatherhood in a Conflict Zone: Gaza Fathers and their Children’s Cancer Treatments, in Inhorn Marcia C., Chavkin, Wendy and Navarro Jose-Alberto (eds.), Globalized Fatherhood, Berghahn Press: New York and Oxford.
  • Cheryl Zlotnick*, Hadass Goldblatt, Efrat Shadmi, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Omer Taychaw. (2015). A qualitative study assessing cardiovascular risk factors: the accumulative stressors influencing societal integration of teenage African immigrants, BMC Public Health, 15:785,  doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2122-6.
  • Birenbaum Carmeli, Daphna. (2016). Thirty Five Years of ART in Israel, Reproductive BioMedicine and Society Online. 2, 16-23. [This is a new 'sister journal' of Reproductive BioMedicine Online; IF = 3.015, Rank = 13/79 in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Q1, V] (~15 pages).
  • Farber Aflalo, Roni and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2016). Surrogacy and fatherhood among male homosexual couples in Israel, Body of Knowledge, 14: 4-11 [Hebrew].
  • Cheryl Zlotnick, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Hadass Goldblatt, Yael Dishon, Omer Taychaw, Efrat Shadmi (2016). Adolescent immigrants, the impact of gender on health status, European Journal of Public Health, 1–6, doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckw208 (IF=2.751, Q1, v)
  • Dagan Efrat, Suzi Gatengo-Modiano, Daphna Birenbaum-‎Carmeli. (2016). ‎"My choice": Breast cancer patients recollect doctors' fertility ‎preservation recommendations, Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(8), 2421-2428 (Q2 , Oncology)
  • Dagan Efrat, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Eitan Friedman,; Baruch Feldman. (2016). Performing and Declining PGD: Accounts of Jewish Israeli BRCA1/2 mutation carriers, submitted to the Journal of Genetic Counselling. (IF=2.243, H Index=39; Q3, Genetics, Clinical.
  • Marcia Inhorn, Birenbaum Carmeli, Daphna, Soraya Tremayne and Zeynep Gurtin. (2017). Assisted reproduction and Middle East kinship: a regional and religious comparison, Reproductive BioMedicine and Society Online, Available online 8 July 2017 (~15 pages).
  • Inhorn marcia and Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (forthcoming). "Assisted reproductive technologies (ART)", in Hilary Callan

  

Chapters and Articles in Books:

  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli (forthcoming). 'That nothing bad should ever happen: Hope and genetic susceptibility for cancer, in Stepehen Neff (Ed.), Hope: Probing the Boundaries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Kenilworth, NJ: Rodopi.
  • Inhorn Marcia C. and Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (2010) Rethinking Reproductive Rights: Male Infertility, Chronicity, and the Plight of the Palestinian Men in Israel and Lebanon, In Lenore Manderson and Carolyn Smith-Morris (Eds.) Chronic Conditions, Fluid States: Globalization and the anthropology of illness, New Jersey; Rutgers University Press.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli D. In press. ART, Community and Beyond: Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Israel; Interviews with Prof. Nissim Benvenisty and Prof. karl Skorecki, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli. In press. Adoption and Assisted reproduction Technologies:  A Comparative Reading of Israeli Policies, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Mashiach S., Birenbaum-Carmeli D, Roy Mashiach and Martha Dirnfeld. In press. The Contribution of Israeli Researchers to Reproductive Medicine: Fertility Experts' Perspectives, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli. In press. Introduction: Reproductive Technologies among  Jewish Israelis: Setting the Ground, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1993). “The best of our ambassadors: Nationality and status among the subscribers to the Israeli philharmonic orchestra.” (Hebrew) in Tel Aviv Studies, edited by G. Menachem, and D. Nahmias. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University Press. Pp. 249-260.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1998). “Reproductive partners: Woman-doctor relations in Israeli and Canadian IVF contexts.” In Small Wars: The Cultural Politics of Childhood, Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Carolyn Sargent (eds.), Berkeley: University of California Press, Pp. 75-92.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2004). Consumption and the making of neighborliness: A Tel Aviv case study, Carmeli Y.S. and Applbaum, K. (eds.), Consumption and Market Society in Israel, Oxford: Berg Publishers, Pp. 37-59.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli. (2005). Demography, politics, and the ‘natural family’: Donor insemination in Israel, In Al-Haj, M., Saltman M. and Z. Sobel (Eds.), Social Critique and Commitment: Essays in Honor of Prof. Henry Rosenfeld, Lanham, MD, USA: University Press of America, Pp. 45-70.
  • Taylor S. and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2007). Mental disorders, In Taylor S. and D. Field (Eds.) Sociology of Health and Health Care, Fourth edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, Pp. 159-180.
  • Taylor S. and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2007). Approaches to health and illness, In Taylor S. and D. Field (Eds.) Sociology of Health and Health Care, Fourth edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, Pp. 25-44.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli D. 2009. Contested Surrogacy and the Gender Order:  An Israeli Case Study, Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. and M. Inhorn (Eds.) (In press), Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books. (estimated page number: 220 pages.)
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Marcia C. Inhorn. 2009. Introduction: Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes:  Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, in Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. and M. Inhorn (Eds.) (In press), Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books. (estimated page number: 220 pages.)
  • Reprinted in P. Jouannet and R. Mieusset (eds.) Donner et après… La procréation par don de spermatozoïdes avec ou sans anonymat? Springer: Paris, Pp. 17-30.
  • Birenbaum Carmeli, Daphna and Hashiloni-Dolev, Yael. (forthcoming) “New reproductive technologies and assisted conception.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. Ed. Heather Montgomery. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

 

Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books
(which are not Conference Proceedings)

Published

  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1993). “The best of our ambassadors: Nationality and status among the subscribers to the Israeli philharmonic orchestra.” (Hebrew) in Tel Aviv Studies, edited by G. Menachem, and D. Nahmias. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University Press. Pp. 249-260.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (1998). “Reproductive partners: Woman-doctor relations in Israeli and Canadian IVF contexts.” In Small Wars: The Cultural Politics of Childhood, Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Carolyn Sargent (eds.), Berkeley: University of California Press, Pp. 75-92.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2004). Consumption and the making of neighborliness: A Tel Aviv case study, Carmeli Y.S. and Applbaum, K. (eds.), Consumption and Market Society in Israel, Oxford: Berg Publishers, Pp. 37-59.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli. (2005). Demography, politics, and the ‘natural family’: Donor insemination in Israel, In Al-Haj, M., Saltman M. and Z. Sobel (Eds.), Social Critique and Commitment: Essays in Honor of Prof. Henry Rosenfeld, Lanham, MD, USA: University Press of America, Pp. 45-70.
  • Taylor S. and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2007). Approaches to health and illness, In Taylor S. and D. Field (Eds.) Sociology of Health and Health Care, Fourth edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, Pp. 25-44.
  • Taylor S. and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli. (2007). Mental disorders, In Taylor S. and D. Field (Eds.) Sociology of Health and Health Care, Fourth edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, Pp. 159-180.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Marcia C. Inhorn. 2009. Introduction: Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, in Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. and M. Inhorn (Eds.), Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Inhorn Marcia C. and Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (2010) Rethinking Reproductive Rights: Male Infertility, Chronicity, and the Plight of the Palestinian Men in Israel and Lebanon, In Lenore Manderson and Carolyn Smith-Morris (Eds.) Chronic Conditions, Fluid States: Globalization and the anthropology of illness, New Jersey; Rutgers University Press.
  • Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Yoram S. Carmeli. 2010. Introduction: Reproductive Technologies among Jewish Israelis: Setting the Ground, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 1-48.
  • Mashiach S., Birenbaum-Carmeli D, Roy Mashiach and Martha Dirnfeld. 2010. The Contribution of Israeli Researchers to Reproductive Medicine: Fertility Experts' Perspectives, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli. 2010. Adoption and Assisted reproduction Technologies: A Comparative Reading of Israeli Policies, in Birenbaum-Carmeli D. and Yoram S. Carmeli (Eds.) Kin, Gene, Community: Reproductive Technology among Jewish Israelis, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. Yana Pomorchuk, Maram Abu Yaman, (2014). On Fatherhood in a Conflict Zone: Gaza Fathers and their Children’s Cancer Treatments, in Inhorn Marcia C., Chavkin, Wendy and Navarro Jose-Alberto (eds.), Globalized Fatherhood, Berghahn Press: New York and Oxford. [The co-authors are graduate students, who provided empirical material. I instructed their observations closely as well as composed and authored the articles.]
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. (2016). Egg freezing: Portraying a new reproductive technology in the Israeli media, in Rozée Gomez Virginie and Unisa Sayeed (eds) Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North: Issues, Challenges and the Future, Routledge, Pp. 88 – 99.
  • Birenbaum-Carmeli, D. Efrat Dagan and Suzi Gatengo-Modiano (2016). Preferences regarding fertility preservations in Israeli young breast cancer patients, in L.L. Wynn and Angel M. Foster (Eds), Emerging reproductive health technologies in the Middle East & North Africa, Vanderbilt University Press.

Invited

  • Birenbaum Carmeli, Daphna and Marcia Inhorn. Egg Freezing. Marlis Buchmann, Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Wiley Online Library, 2017 edition.

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