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Maya Dworsky-Rocha

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: History & Society
Maya Dworsky-Rocha is from Israel, where she studies childhood, whiteness, and militarism in education. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Oregon and an MA in Comparative Humanities from Brandeis University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Brandeis University's Anthropology Department, and a Fellow at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

Academic Degrees

  • MA, Brandeis University
  • BA, University of Oregon

Academic Interest / Expertise

Whiteness and Childhood in Israel; materiality of state violence; women fans, neoliberal agency, and consent politics; linguistic anthropology.

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 — Levin Family Endowed Israel Studies Fellowship, The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
  • 2018 — Brandeis University Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award, Brandeis University
  • 2016 — Schusterman Graduate Fellowship, The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies


  • Degree Courses 2023



Journal Articles

  • Souleles, D., Collentro, B., Connell, J., Dworsky-Rocha, M.J., Gonzales, S., Lee, H., Martin, A., Lamb, S. (2017). Anthropology and the Rashomon Effect. Vol: 58, Issue: 6, Page: e140-e145. American Anthropological Association. link


  • It Takes a Nation: Telescopic Temporality and Childhood in Israel Dworsky-Rocha, M. Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston MA (2020)
  • The Erotics of Constructed Violation: Fangirls and the Profitability of Dubious Consent Dworsky-Rocha, M. Popular Culture Association/ACA National Conference, Washington DC (2018)
  • Soldier-Speak: Military Language as a Temporal Dialect in Israel Dworsky-Rocha, M. Semiotic Sensitivities: Linguistic Anthropology Workshop, Boston MA (2018)
  • White Kids Fight Dragons, Black Kids Fight Drugs: The Intersectionality of Childhood and Race in Children’s Literature Dworsky-Rocha, M. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC (2017)
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