Oded Haklai

Oded Haklai


Director, Laboratory for Ethnic Conflict Research

Department of Political Studies



Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Rm C431


Oded Haklai has been teaching at Queen’s since July 2004. His book on the politics of Palestinian ethnonationalism within Israel was awarded the 2012 Shapiro Award for best book in Israel Studies. In addition, he has research projects on the politics of settlers and territorial disputes, state-minority relations, and Israeli politics. Winner of several prestigious research grants, Haklai has held several visiting fellowships including at the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, and the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School, George Washington University. In 2015, he became the founding director of the Laboratory for Ethnic Conflict Research at Queen's.

  • B.A. Hebrew
  • M.A. University of British Columbia
  • Ph.D. University of Toronto

Current Interests/Research:

  • Politics of nationalism and ethnicity;
  • state and majority-minority relations;
  • Middle East politics; politics of Israel;
  • Palestinian-Israeli relations;
  • settlers and territorial disputes.