ד"ר יהל קורלנדר
Dr. Yahel Kurlander
د. يهل كورلاندر

About Me

Dr. Yahel Kurlander is a Sociologist of the labor markets who specializes in migration, agricultural and gender. Kurlander received her PhD from the Department of Sociology at Haifa University. Her PhD analyses agricultural labor migration from Thailand to Israel and deals mainly in patterns of the recruitment industry in light of a bilateral agreement between Israel and Thailand (1983-2013). In the course of her PhD work, she was a visiting scholar (2013-2015) in the Geography Department in the Economic Geography Unit of the University of Zurich. She is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies and Human Services (B.A), and in Organizational Behavior (M.A), Tel-Hai Academic College. Kurlander is an avid activist and passionately partakes in groups fighting for gender and migration issues.

Academic Papers

Kurlander, Y. (2022). Private Companies and Manpower Corporation in Shamir, H. and Niezna, M. (Eds.), An Alternative Anti-Trafficking Action Plan: A Proposed Model Based on a Labor Approach to Trafficking, TraffLab Research Group Policy Paper, Tel Aviv University
Niezna, M., Kurlander, Y., and H., Shamir. (2021) Underlying conditions: The Increased Vulnerability of Migrant Workers Under COVID-19 in Israel. Journal of Modern Slavery: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Human Trafficking Solutions. Vol. 6 (2).
Greenberg, Z., & Kurlander, Y. (2022). “A Strong Feeling of Togetherness”: A Group of Low-income Single Mothers Bargain for Their Place in Academia. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 1-18.‏

Conferences

Dr. Yahel Kurlander 14.3.22 lecture: Agricultural Migrant Workers in Israel. Cornell University Workshop: Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Israeli Agriculture. Organized by Dr. Johanna
8.6.21 BLAs as Sites of Organizational Institutionalization (with Avinoam Cohen, Discussant: Marion Panizzon) Bilateral Labor Agreements conference. Trafflab, Tel Aviv University.
24.6.21 Thai Agricultural Migrant Workers in Israel During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Press

One hundred percent of foreign agriculture workers were sexually assaulted, expert says
JERUSALEM POST
19.5.21 Elian Peltier. Hamas rocket attack kills two Thai workers in Israel. The New York Times
new york times
18.5.21 Almog Ben Zikri. Two Migrant Workers Killed by Gaza Rocket in Southern Israel. Haaretz
haaretz
21.7.2020 Nanchanok Wongsamuth Labour abuse fears rise for Thai migrant workers in Israel under new deal. Reuters & The Jerusalem Post
REUTERS