Prof. Judith Buber Agassi

With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Prof. Judith Buber Agassi on Sunday 15 July, at the age of 94.

Curriculum Vitae

Born, Germany, 17 June, 1924
Deceased, Israel, 15 July, 2018
Immigrated to Israel 1938
Married Joseph Agassi 1949
Daughter Tirzah (deceased), Son Aaron
Citizen of Israel
Address: 37 Levi Eshkol St. Herzlia 46745 ISRAEL
Tel & Fax: 09-950-4072


Beth Hakerem High School, Jerusalem, 1942
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, M. A. in History (Major), Sociology and Education (Minors), 1951
University of London, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Ph.D. in Political Science, 1960 Thesis title, "The Role of Local Government in the Working of Parliamentary Democracy: A Comparative Study of the British, Belgian and Dutch Systems."

Academic Positions Held

Research assistant to Prof. P. Buck, Stanford University, 1956-57
Research assistant to Prof. Sir Claus Moser, London School of Economics, 1958-59
Lecturer, Department of Extramural Studies, Hong Kong University 1962-63
Assistant Professor in Sociology and in the Division of General Studies, The University of Illinois at Urbana, 1963-65
Assistant Professor in Government, Simmons College, Boston, 1965-67
Also teaching Sociology, Emmanuel College, Boston, Spring 1967)
Visiting Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Tel-Aviv University, Fall semester, 1966
Sponsored Research Staff, Center for International Studies, M. I. T. 1967-69
Lecturer in Government (Associate Professor level), Bentley College, Waltham MA, 1968-69
Visiting Associate Professor in Political Science, Boston College Summer School, 1969&70
Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, 1969-70
Visiting Senior Lecturer in Government, Haifa University,1970-72
Visiting Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Tel-Aviv University, 1973
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Ruppin Institute, 1974-75
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Hebrew University, Rehovoth, Spring 1975-76
Chief Researcher, Women's Jobs and Job Attitudes, A Comparative Multinational Project Concerning the Characteristics of Typical Women's Jobs and their Correlations to Women's Attitudes to Their Work. Supported by the German Research Foundation, 1976-78
Visiting Research Professor, Research Institute for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Universität Siegen (Federal Republic of Germany), 1979-80
Chief Researcher, Comparing Women's and Men's Job Attitudes, Supported by the German Research Foundation, 1979-80
Research Associate, Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University, 1981-82
Visiting Distinguished Woman Scholar, University of New Hampshire, Fall Semester, 1981
Visiting Lecturer, Sociology, J. W. G. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Spring Semester, 1983
Research Fellow, Sociological Institute, University of Lund, and Psychological Institute, Stockholm University, Sweden, 1983-84
Visiting Professor of Sociology, York University, Toronto, (also teaching there a graduate seminar in Social Psychology) Fall Semesters 1984 & 85
Visiting Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, J. W. G. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, 1986-88
Visiting Professor of Women's Studies, Carleton College MN, Winter, 1989
Visiting Professor of Sociology, Rome University, La Sapienza, Spring, 1989
Adjunct Professor in the Division of Social Science, York University, Canada, 1989-95
Research project on Working Time Legislation, Parenting, and Women's Occupational Status: An examination of the Swedish experience and its applicability to Canada; supported by SSHRC; 1992-93
Research Project on the Jewish Women Victims and Survivors of the Women's Concentration Camp Ravensbrück: a historical and sociological study. Supported by G. I. F. 1996-2002


American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Sociological Association; International Sociological Association; Israeli Political Science Association; Israeli Sociological Association; The Society for the Study of Social Problems; Sociologists for Women in Society; Alumna of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the London School of Economics - the University of London, and of Radcliffe College - Harvard University.

Offices Held

Member of the organizing committee for equal pay in Hong Kong, International Women's Association of University Women, 1960-63
Member of a survey group preparing a study of social services in Hong Kong, International Women's Association of University Women, 1960-63
Member of a campaign group for part-time study rights for women, Urbana, Illinois, American Association of University Women, 1964-65
Member of the Nominations Committee, Social Science Section, AAAS,
Board member of the International Sociological Association Research Committees 30 (Sociology of Work) and 26 (Sociotechnics), 1982-90
Organizer of two sessions each at the 1986 (New Delhi) & the 1990 (Madrid) World Congresses of the International Sociological Association.
Member of the advisory committee for the First International Congress for Research on Women, Haifa, 1982.
Member of preparatory committee, Second Congress for Research on Women, Groningen, 1984; Also organized there a session on Women and Work.
Elected representative member Board RC32 ISA, Women in Society.
Elected member Committee on World Sociology of ASA. Elected member Nominations Committee, Sex and Gender Section, ASA.

Judith becoming an honorary citizen of her birthplace on her 80th birthday

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