Joe Hodes, Ph.D.
Dr. Hodes holds a PhD in Humanities from York University and a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University. During his doctoral studies he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His book, From India to Israel: Identity, Immigration and the Struggle for Religious Equality examines the creation of both India in 1947 and Israel in 1948, and the enormous migrations that accompanied the birth of those nations. He has served as a faculty member at SUNY Binghamton, Tulane University and Old Dominion University. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards including teaching awards from York University and Old Dominion University as well as prestigious international awards such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant and the awards to scholarly publications program grant. He is currently working on his second book entitled Partition: The Creation of India and Israel, Pakistan and Palestine as well as a text book for University of Toronto Press entitled The Religious Foundations of Identity and Conflict.