Ronit Lentin

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

Ronit Lentin (Hebrew: רונית לנטין‎; October 25, 1944) is an Israeli 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. A political Sociologist, she was 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. In September 2014 she retired as Associate Professor of Sociology from Trinity College Dublin. Lentin has published extensively on racism and immigration in Ireland, Israel and Palestine and on gender and genocide and the Holocaust.

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, paperback 2014

Migrant Activism and Integration from Below in Ireland) Palgrwve-Macmillan, 2013) co-editor, with Elena Moreo,


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