Dr. Yahel Kurlander is a Sociologist of the labor markets who specializes in agricultural labor migration 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.