אביעד רז

פרופסור, המחלקה לסוציולוגיה ואנתרופולוגיה

אוניברסיטת בן-גוריון

באר-שבע 84105


טל‘ 08-6472058

פקס 08-6472932





The Gene and the Genie book jacketCover: Riding the Black ShipText Box: Aviad E. Raz  				  			     		
Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology	  
Ben-Gurion University	  					  			 	        
Be'er-Sheva 84105						    		         	      
Phone: + 972 8 6472058    					     		   				
Fax: + 972 8 6472932											


עבודתי האקדמית מתרכזת בכמה נושאים הנוגעים לארגונים: תרבות ארגונית מפרספקטיבה סוציולוגית ואנתרופולוגית - התאמה והטמעה של מודלים ניהוליים מערביים, ביפן ובדרום-קוריאה; ניתוח בין-תרבותי של ניהול משאבי אנוש, וחיבורו לסרגל ביצועים בארגון; סוכני התרבות התאגידית הגלובלית, וכיצד הם יוצרים מסגרות חדשות של הזדהות עבור חברי הארגון, תוך שימת-לב להבדלים הלאומיים והמקומיים. רכשתי ניסיון מעשי בייעוץ ארגוני בנושאי תרבות ארגונית, וכאחראי על הפרקטיקום של סוציולוגיה ארגונית מזה יותר מעשר שנים. לחצו כאן לפירוט נוסף בנושא ניסיון במחקר וייעוץ ארגוני .
בשנים האחרונות אני עוסק בתחום נוסף הצומח מהחיבור בין תחומי העניין שלי בארגוני רפואה וארגוני חולים בהקשר חברתי וביו-אתי של בריאות וקהילה, בקהילות בעלות מאפיינים דתיים ואתניים בישראל; לדוגמה, כיצד מדיניות של הממסד הרפואי, דפוסי צריכה של הציבור, ועמדות של ארגוני תמיכה בחולים, בישראל, גרמניה וארה"ב, משקפים דגמים תרבותיים שונים לגבי בדיקות גנטיות בהקשרים שונים: מניעה ו/או טיפול, גנטיקה בקהילה, ואיגניקה. 
My research focuses on religious/ethnic groups and identities in contemporary Israeli society, especially in the context of health and family studies; as well as on the social and bioethical aspects of medical organizations, medical sociology and cross-cultural bioethics, especially in regard to community genetics and patient support/disability organizations. I also conduct research in the fields of organizational culture, cross-cultural management, and globalization.
Selected Publications
Raz, A. and S. Schicktanz (2016). Comparative Empirical Bioethics: Dilemmas of Genetic Testing and Euthanasia in Israel and Germany. Berlin: Springer
2014. COUSIN MARRIAGES: Between Tradition, Genetic Risk and Cultural Change. Edited by Alison Shaw and Aviad Raz. Berghan Press
2009. Community Genetics and Genetic Alliances: Eugenics, Carrier Testing, and Networks of Risk. NY and  London: Routledge (CLICK to see more details)
2005. The Gene and the Genie: Tradition, Medicalization, and Genetic Counseling in a Bedouin Community. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology Series. 
2004. Organizational Culture. The Open University Press (Hebrew) [CLICK to see more details]
2002. Emotions at Work: Normative Control, Culture and Organizations. Harvard University Press (Asia Center). 
1999. Riding the Black Ship: Japan and Tokyo Disneyland. Harvard University Press (The Council on East Asian Studies).  

Raz, A. Kibbutz Talk: 50 Years of Kibbutz Be’eri. Be'eri press (in Hebrew) 
Articles (selection from last 10 years)
Tamar Nov-Klaiman, Aviad E. Raz, Yael Hashiloni-Dolev (2019). Attitudes of Israeli parents of children with Down syndrome toward non-invasive prenatal screening and the scope of prenatal testing. J Genet Couns. Epub https://doi.org/10.1002/jgc4.1162
Hashiloni-Dolev, Y., T. Nov Klaiman, A. Raz. (2019). “Pandora's Pregnancy: NIPT, CMA and Genome Sequencing – A New Era for Prenatal Genetic Testing." Prenatal Diagnosis, Jun 4. doi: 10.1002/pd.5495. 
Raz, A., Y. Amano & S. Timmermans. (2019). Coming to terms with the imperfectly normal child: Attitudes of Israeli parents of screen positive infants regarding subsequent prenatal diagnosis. Journal of Community Genetics. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-0361-9
Raz, Aviad, Gaëlle Pontarotti, Jonathan Weitzman (2019). Epigenetic Metaphors: An Interdisciplinary Translation of Encoding and Decoding. New Genetics & Society doi:10.1080/14636778.2019.1601009
Lieberman, S., A. Lahad, A. Tomer, S. Koka, M.  BenUziyah, A. Raz, E. Levy-Lahad (2018). Familial communication and cascade testing among relatives of BRCA population screening participants. Genetics in Medicine doi:10.1038/gim.2018.26
Jongsma, K., Rimon-Zarfaty, N. Raz, A. & S. Schicktanz (2018). One For All, All For One? Collective Representation in Healthcare Policy. J of Bioethical Inquiry, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-018-9870-9
Schicktanz, S. N. Rimon-Zarfaty, A. Raz, K. Jongsma (2018). Patient Representation and Advocacy for Alzheimer Disease in Germany and Israel: The Relevance of Stigma and Disease Conception, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, doi.org/10.1007/s11673-018-9871-8
Raz, A. Karin R. Jongsma, Nitzan Rimon-Zarfaty, Elisabeth Späth, Bosmat Bar-Nadav, Ella Vaintropov, Silke Schicktanz. (2018). “Representing Autism: Challenges of collective representation in German and Israeli associations for and of autistic people”.  Social Science & Medicine, 200: 65–72.
Raz, A., Y. Amano & S. Timmermans (2018). “Parents Like Me: Biosociality and lay expertise in self-help groups of parents of screen-positive newborns.” New Genetics and Society 37,2: 97-116
Raz, A. & S. Timmermans (2018). "Divergent Evolution of Newborn Screening: Israel and the US as Gene Worlds." BioSocieties, doi.org/10.1057/s41292-017-0110-z
Schweda, M., S. Schicktanz, A. Raz, A. Silvers (2017). Beyond cultural stereotyping: views on end-of-life decision making among religious and secular persons in the USA, Germany, and Israel, BMC Medical Ethics 18:13, DOI: 10.1186/s12910-017-0170-4
Raz, A. & G. Tzruya (2017). “Doing Gender in Segregated and Assimilative Organizations: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Women in the Israeli High-Tech Labor Market.” Gender, Work & Organization, 1–18, doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12205
R. Nadiv, A Raz, S. Kuna (2017). "What a difference a role makes: occupational and organizational characteristics related to the HR strategic role among human 
resource managers", Employee Relations: The International Journal, 39, 7, 1131-1147 (selected by the editorial team as Highly Commended in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards).
Lieberman, S., A. Lahad, A. Tomer, C. Cohen, E. Levy-Lahad, A. Raz (2017). “Population screening for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations: Lessons from qualitative analysis of the screening experience.” Genetics in Medicine 19(6):628-634
Lieberman, S., A. Tomer, A. Ben Chetrit, O. Olsha, S. Strano, R. Beeri, S. Koka, H. Fridman, K. Djemal, I. Glick, T. Zalut, S, Segev, M. Sklair, B. Kaufman, A. Lahad, A. Raz, E. Levy-Lahad. (2017). "Towards population screening for BRCA1/BRCA2 founder mutations in Ashkenazi Jews: Proactive recruitment compared with self-referral." Genetics in Medicine 19, 754–762
Raz, A; Jonia Amer-Alshiek; Mor Goren-Margalit; Gal Jacobi; Alyssa Hochberg; Ami Amit; Foad Azem; Hadar Amir (2016). “Donation of Surplus Frozen Pre-embryos to Research in Israel: Underlying Motivations.” Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 5:25-32
Raz, A., C. Schües, N. Wilhelm, and C. Rehmann-Sutter (2016) "Saving or Subordinating Life? Popular Views in Israel and Germany of Donor Siblings Created through PGD," Journal of Medical Humanities DOI 10.1007/s10912-016-9388-2
Raz, A. (2015). "Uncertain prophecies: How practitioners negotiate the prognostic ambivalence of 'disability' in prenatal diagnosis consultations" Social Science & Medicine, 146:225-227
Inthorn, J., S. Schicktanz, N. Rimon-Zarfaty, A. Raz. (2015) “What the Patient Wants…: Lay Attitudes towards End-of-Life Decisions in Germany and Israel", Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy 18:329-340
Raz, A. et al. Making responsible life plans – attitudes towards the use of genetic testing for late-onset diseases. In Genetics as Culture in a Consumerist Age, edited by G. Werner-Felmayer, S. Schicktanz, and B. Prainsack. London: Ashgate 
Raz, A. I. Jordan & S. Schicktanz. "Exploring the Positions of German and Israeli Patient Organizations in the Bioethical Context of End-of-Life Policies", Health Care Analysis 22:143–159 
Frumkin, A,. Raz, A., et al. 2011. “The Most Important Test You’ll Ever Take"?: Attitudes towards Confidential Carrier Matching and Open Individual Testing among Modern-Religious Jews.  Social Science & Medicine 73(12):1741-7 
Rimon-Zarfaty N, Raz AE, Hashiloni-Dolev Y. 2011. When does a fetus become a person? An Israeli viewpoint. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 37: 216–224
Schicktanz , S., A. Raz & C. Shalev 2010. The cultural context of patient’s autonomy and doctor’s duty: Passive euthanasia and advance directives in Germany and Israel." Med Health Care and Philos 13:363–369
A. Raz, "A sociologist's view on community genetics," Journal of Community Genetics, 1(1): 3-10 
Hashiloni-Dolev, Y., & A. Raz. "Between Social Hypocrisy and Social Responsibility: Professional Views of Eugenics, Disability and Repro-Genetics in Germany and Israel," New Genetics and Society 29(1): 87-102 
Schicktanz, S., A. Raz, and C. Shalev. "The Cultural Context of End-of-Life Ethics: A Comparison of Germany and Israel." Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19, 1–14 
Jotkowitz, A., A. Raz, S. Glick and A.Z. Zivotofsky. "Abortions for fetuses with mild abnormalities." Israel Medical Association Journal 12: 216-221 
Raz, A. & S. Schicktanz. "Lay Perceptions of Genetic Testing in Germany and Israel: The Interplay of National Culture and Individual Experience." New Genetics and Society, 28(4): 401-414.
Raz, A. & S. Schicktanz. "Diversity and Uniformity in Genetic Responsibility: Moral Attitudes of Patients, Relatives and Lay People in Germany and Israel." Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, 12(4): 433-442.

Awards, Grants and Fellowships
2019-2023 From DNA Sequencing to Personalized Medicine: Social and Ethical Aspects of GWS in Cancer Care. ISF 272/19, PIs: Aviad Raz and Shiri Shkedi-Rafid
2019-2023 Negotiating Genome-Wide Sequencing in Clinical Care: The Performance of Personalized Genomic Medicine in Cross-Cultural Perspective. BSF, PIs: Aviad Raz and Stefan Timmermans
2017-20 Meanings and Practices of Prenatal Genetics in Germany and Israel (PreGGI). A comparative empirical and prospective study of the views and ethical concerns  of users, non-users and providers of prenatal genetic services in their social and  cultural contexts. PIs: Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Christina Schües (Uni. Lübeck) and Aviad Raz. DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Research Foundation)
2016. Epigenetics and the Public: Encodings and Decodings. Jonathan Weitzman (CNRS / University Paris-Diderot) & Aviad Raz. The Cogito Foundation 
2016. Netafim: Dripping with Strategy. PI: A. Raz. The Eli Hurwitz Center for Strategic Management, Tel-Aviv University 
2016. Frozen: Social and Bioethical Aspects of Cryo-Fertility. Minerva-Gentner Research Workshop to be held in 2017. Co-organizers: Aviad Raz, Yael Hashiloni-Dolev & Silke Schicktanz. 
2014-17 Bi-National US-Israel Science Foundation (BSF), PIs: Aviad Raz and Stefan Timmermans (UCLA), Social Aspects of Innovative Technologies of Newborn Screening in California and Israel
2014-17 Volkswagen Foundation and Lower Saxony - PIs: Aviad Raz (Israel) and Silke Schicktanz (Germany), “Organized Patient Participation in Health Care: Collective Advocacy, Representation and Autonomy in Socio-Ethical Perspective” 
2012-14 AICE/Schusterman Professor, Dept. of Sociology, and the U.S.-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability at Rady School of Management, University of California at San Diego
2010-1012. German-Israeli Foundation (GIF), PIs: Aviad E. Raz and Silke Schicktanz, "Cross-Cultural Ethics of Health and Responsibility: Expert and lay perspectives regarding bioethical dilemmas in Germany and Israel." Click here for more information.
2010 ISF Publishing support program for the Humanities (for the publication of my book Community Genetics and Genetic Alliances: Carrier Testing, Eugenics, and Networks of Risk). 
2007. The Toronto Prize for Outstanding Young Researchers, BGU 
2000-2003. The Israel Science Foundation (Academia), The Social and Ethical Implications of Genetic Knowledge
1999-2000. Ford Foundation (Israel Foundations Trustees), “Genetic Counseling in a Bedouin Community: The Interplay of Communal and Medical Discourses”   
1998-2001. Alon Fellowship for outstanding scientists, The National Academy of Sciences, State of Israel 
1996-1997. Harvard University, RIJS postdoctoral fellowship 
1995-1996. Research Associate, Institute for the Culture of Travel, Tokyo; Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellow
1995. The Ben-Gurion Scholarship, Ministry of the Sciences, State of Israel 

ספרCover: Emotions at Work