Dr. Dekel Peretz

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Dekel Peretz is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology of Heidelberg University. His current research focuses on Muslim-Jewish encounters in Berlin within the framework of the ORA and DFG funded joint research project: “Muslim-Jewish encounter, diversity & distance in urban Europe: religion, culture and social model.” This project is a cooperation of Heidelberg University, Birkbeck University of London, University of Strasbourg and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

Dekel obtained his PhD in history from the University of Potsdam in 2020. In his dissertation Zionism and Cosmopolitanism: Franz Oppenheimer and the Dream of a Jewish Future in Germany and Palestine Dekel dealt with the history of sociology and Jewish identity in fin de siècle Germany in the context of the racial and colonial discourses. His previous research and publications focused on schools and social transformation in Arab Palestine during the British Mandate, Zionism, utopian thought, colonial fantasies and German memorial culture.



Peretz, Dekel. Zionism and Cosmopolitanism. Franz Oppenheimer and the Dream of a Jewish Future in Germany and Palestine. De Gruyter Oldenburg, Berlin / Boston, 2022. Free download 

Peretz, Dekel; Kotowski, Elke-Vera. Franz Oppenheimer: Wegbereiter der sozialen Marktwirtschaft. Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin 2015.


Peretz, Dekel. “Altneuland – A German Colonial Journal.” in: Susanne Marten-Finnis; Michael Nagel. (ed.), Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts. Mohr Siebeck, Tuebingen, (forthcoming).

Rau, Vanessa; Peretz, Dekel. “Zwischen Tradition und Freiheit. Religion, Säkularität und Religionsfreiheit aus jüdischer Perspektive.” in: Vanessa Rau; Mahyar Nicoubin (ed.), Ein Jahrhundert Religionsverfassungsrecht. Säkularität und Gesellschaft im Wandel. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn, (forthcoming)

Nagel, Alexander-Kenneth; Peretz, Dekel. "Precarious Companionship. Discourses of Adversity and Commonality in Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Intiatives in Germany." in: Samuel Sami Everett; Ben Gidley (ed.) Jews and Muslims in Europe: Between Discourse and Experience. Brill, Leiden, 2022.

Peretz, Dekel. "Generation Wütend. Die Zeitschrift 'Jalta' als Sprachrohr junger Jüd* innen." in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 44-45/2021. Free download

Peretz, Dekel. “Franz Oppenheimer: A Pioneer of Diasporic Zionism.” in: Ulrike Brunotte et al. (ed.), Internal Outsiders - Imagined Orientals - invented Occidentals? Antisemitism, Colonialism and modern Constructions of Jewish Identity. ERGON, Wuerzburg 2017, pp. 187-200.

Peretz, Dekel. “‘Utopia as a Fact.’ Franz Oppenheimer’s Path in Utopia between Science, Fiction and Realization.” In: Caspar Battegay (ed.), Yearbook for European Jewish Literature Studies, vol. 3 (European Jewish Utopias). De Gruyter Oldenburg, Berlin / Boston 2016, pp. 64-85.