“Having had the affairs of this community, may God protect it, neglected and [since we are] desiring to adopt and imitate the good conditions of the communities of our brethren of Europe, the notables and majority of this community have been invited to attend a general Junta [assembly] ….” This is extracted from the opening…
Aviad Moreno's research focuses on Jews in the Middle East and North Africa, primarily in Morocco. He has taught courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East history from Muhammed to the Ottoman Empire, and the Jewish minority in Morocco.
Moreno completed his Ph.D. at Ben Gurion University, where he earned the Ben Halpern Award for Best Dissertation in Israel Studies. He has since held post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University and at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.
Aviad Moreno is a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Before joining the faculty, he was a fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies (University of Pennsylvania); a fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies (University of Michigan); a Kreitman postdoctoral fellow (Ben-Gurion University); and a postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University. His research, which spans the fields of Israel Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Jewish Studies, is informed by his interest in Latin American Jewry and transnational migration as vehicles for understanding Israel in a comparative and global context. His dissertation, “Ethnicity in Motion: Social Networks in the Emigration of Jews from Northern Morocco to Venezuela and Israel, 1860–2010," was awarded the 2016 Ben Halpern Prize for best dissertation in Israel Studies by the Association for Israel Studies.