Current (2008) – PhD candidate in the program for Science, Technology and Society, Bar-Ilan University.
2003-2004 – M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam (Cum Laude).
2001-2002 – Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences from the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Amsterdam.
1998-2001 – B.A. in Psychology and Comparative Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Cum Laude).
Anat Ben-David is affiliated with the Digital Methods Initative (University of Amsterdam), and with the Amsterdam-based research foundation Govcom.org, which develop software and tools for mapping and studying social and political issues on the Web. She is also contributing to the E-Diasporas Atlas project of the ICT-Migrations research program, FMSH, Paris. Anat's current research focuses on Palestinian border-making in digital spaces.
Rogers, Richard and Anat Ben-David. 2008. The Palestinian-Israeli peace process and trans-national issue networks: The complicated place of the Israeli NGO. New Media & Society, 10, 3, 497-528. (Pdf)
Ben-David, Anat and Sam Bahour. 2009. Access to Information in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Global Information Society Watch 2009.
Ben-David, Anat. 2010. La Palestine et ses frontières virtuelles 2.0: Du « non-lieu » à l’espace généré par les utilisateurs. Réseaux, 159,1, 151-179. (Abstract)
Rogers, Richard and Anat Ben-David. 2010. Coming to Terms: A Conflict Analysis of the Usage, in Official and Unofficial Sources, of ‘Security Fence,’ ‘Apartheid Wall,’ and other Terms for the Structure between Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Media, Conflict & War, 2, 3, 2010. (Pdf)
Ben-David, Anat. 2011. Digital Natives and the Return of the Local Cause. In N. Shah, & F. Jansen (Eds.), Digital AlterNatives with a Cause. Book One - To Be (pp. 10-23). The Center of Internet and Society, Bangalore, India and HIVOS, the Hague, the Netherlands. (ebook)
Ben-David, Anat. 2012. The Palestinian Diaspora on The Web: Between De-Territorialization and Re-Territorialization. Social Science Information, 51, 4, (forthcoming). (pdf)
Recent Public Presentations
Ben-David, Anat. 2011. "The Emergence of the Palestinian Web-Space: A Digital History of a Digital Landscape". Paper presented at MIT7 Unstable Platforms: The Promise and Peril of Transition, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 13-15 May. (Pdf).
Ben-David, Anat. 2009. "State Formation on the Web: The Case of the Palestinian Internet". Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting - Crystal City, VA, Oct 28.
Exterritory Project, team member.
Anat Ben-David and Maayan Amir. 2010. Navigating in a Sphere Where All are Equal Before the Law. Programma Magazine, Fall 03.