Prof. Limor Samimian Darash


Dr. Limor Samimian-Darash is a Senior Lecturer at the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University. She was chosen as one of the promising early-career social scientists for the Alon Fellowship (for the years 2013–2016). She was a visiting scholar at The University of California, Berkeley (2006–2008), and a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University (2010–2012). Her research focuses on modalities of future governing; health and security preparedness; the conceptualization of risk and uncertainty in social theory; scenario planning.

Selected publications: Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases, (University of Chicago Press, co-edited with Paul Rabinow, 2015); “Governing Future Potential Biothreats: Toward an Anthropology of Uncertainty” (Current Anthropology, 2013); “Practicing Uncertainty: Scenario-Based Preparedness Exercises in Israel” (Cultural Anthropology, 2016);  “Anthropology of Security and Security in Anthropology: Cases of Counterterrorism in The United States” co-authored with Meg Stalcup (Anthropological Theory, 2017); “Governing through Time: Preparing for Future Threats to Health and Security(Sociology of health & illness, 2011).