Naor Ben-Yehoyada

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow, 2018 - 2019

Project Title: "Getting Cosa Nostra: Criminal Justice, Knowledge, and the Past in Southwestern Sicily"

Naor Ben-Yehoyada (MA, Tel Aviv University, 2005; PhD, Harvard University, 2011) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. His work examines unauthorized migration, criminal justice, the aftermath of development, and transnational political imaginaries in the central and eastern Mediterranean. His The Mediterranean Incarnate: Transnational Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II, offers a historical anthropology of the recent re-emergence of the Mediterranean, as an example for the processes through which transnational regions form and dissipate. His current work follows anti-Mafia investigators and the perpetual debate about what the Mafia is.