Ronit Lentin

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Dr Ronit Lentin
Born 25 October 1944
Haifa, British Mandate of Palestine
Occupation Political sociologist, Writer
Spouse(s) Louis Lentin
Children Alana Lentin, Miki Lentin

Ronit Lentin is an Irish Jewish political sociologist and a writer of fiction and non-fiction books.


She was born in Haifa in 1944, prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, and has lived in Ireland since 1969. She is Head of Sociology, the director of the MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict, Department of Sociology and founder member of the Trinity Immigration Initiative, Trinity College, Dublin. Lentin has published extensively on racism and identity in Ireland, Israel and Palestine and on gender and genocide and the Holocaust. While an exploration of 'identity' forms a key part of her academic work, one self-declared aspect of her own identity is as being an Irish Jew.[1]

Research fields[edit]

Racism and immigration in Ireland; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; gender and genocide / violence; feminism.

Books and publications[edit]

  • Interviews: Conversations with Palestinian Women (Jerusalem: Mifras 1982)
  • After Optimism? Ireland, Racism and Globalisation (Dublin: Metroeireann Publications. 2006) with Robbie McVeigh. ISBN 0-9553385-0-6
  • Performing Global Networks (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2007) co-editor, with Karen Fricker
  • Thinking Palestine (London: Zed Books, 2008) editor
  • Co-memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010)


  1. ^ Lentin, Ronit. "Ireland’s other diaspora: Jewish-Irish within / Irish-Jewish without". GOLEM. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 

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