Personal profile


Maayan is Lecturer at the University of Roehampton’s Department of Social Sciences, London and has been a lecturer at the university since 2016. She previously taught at Middlesex University. Prior to becoming an academic, Maayan worked as a human rights practitioner in Israel/Palestine. Her hands-on experience in human rights work has led to her research on international law and politics. Her monograph on international law and politics in Israel/Palestine was published in 2016. She has also published in journals and online platforms, and spoken at national and international academic conferences.  


Politics PhD on the politics of international law in Israel/Palestine. The Open University

Human Rights MA (Distinction). Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Practice. University of Gothenburg, University of Tromso, University of Roehampton

Sociology & Gender Studies BA. Tel Aviv University    

Research interests

Human rights

International law and politics

Law and colonialism 


Professional affiliations

Fellow of the HEA

Member of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD: The Politics of How Law Works in War: the case of the Israeli military International Law Department , The Open University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2015

Erasmus Mundus MA in Human Rights Practice , University of Roehampton; University of Gohtenburg; University of Tromso

Award Date: 1 Jun 2011

BA in Sociology & Anthropology and Women & Gender Studies , Tel Aviv University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2006