PHD Candidate, Science Technology and Society Program.
Dissertation title: Constituting Disability: Medical Technologies, Disabilities and the Government Palestine/ Israel 1930-1960.
Supervised by: Dr. Noah Efron and Prof. Nadav Davidovich.
Diseratation follows the emergence of the disability percentages system from the British Mandate Period to the National Insurance regulations of 1956.
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. 1998-2004
MA, Cohen Institute for History and Philosophy of Science, with distinction.
Thesis title: “Childbirth, Social Surveillance and the Female Body: The Medicalization of Childbirth during the British Mandate Period 1918-1948”,
Supervised by: Prof. Eva Jablonka, Dr. Snait Gisis
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
History and Psychology
STS and Disability
Disability Studies and Disability History
Israel Studies - Mandate Period and early state years.
Social construction of the Body.
Admon-Rick, G. The Rise of Percentages: Encrypting Disabled Bodies in British Mandate Palestine and Israel 1930-1956. In The Imperfect Historian – Disability Histories in Europe, edited by S. Barsch, A. Klein & P. Verstraete, Peter Lang, 2013, 167-190.
How much is an Eye Worth? Calculating Distribution through Disability Classification Scales. 4S Annual Conference, STS and Disability Panel, Cleveland 2011
Disability classifications during the British Mandate Period and Transition to Statehood, History and Philosophy of Science Society, Annual Conference, Jerusalem 2011.
How much is an Eye Worth? Quantification and the disabled body in the 1950's, Rethinking Disability: The State, the Community and the Individual, Conference, Tel Aviv University 2011.
Disabling State: The Case of Polio Rehabilitation, Israel 1949-1955, 4S Annual Conference, STS and Disability Panel, Tokyo, 2010.
Disability and State Formation: the case of Polio Rehabilitation, Israel 1950-55, Disability History Association Conference, UCLAN, 2010.
Bio-power Technologies and Zionist Ideology: The Medicalization of Childbirth in Tel Aviv 1918-1948 , 4S Annual Conference, Washington DC, 2009.
Childbirth, Social Surveillance and the Female Body: The Medicalization of Childbirth - Palestine 1918-1948. Birth: The Cultural Politics of Reproduction, Lancaster University, Post Graduate Forum, 2007.
Hadassah Tel Aviv Maternity Ward 1921-1948. Paper presented at the Annual conference of the History and Philosophy of Science Society, Van Leer Institute, 2004