Doctoral Candidate

BA, Sociology, Tel-Aviv University

LLB, Tel-Aviv University 

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago


My research interests span economic sociology and political sociology, with a closer focus intersecting sociology of law, social movements, and sociology of consumers and consumption. In my dissertation, I build on archival materials and interview to research the understudied American consumer movement, in its heyday in the late-'60s and '70s and its campaigns to enhance consumer protection. Among other questions, I ask in what ways and to what extent did consumer organizations rely on a consumer identity for political mobilization. 

In previous research projects, I studied how "truth in advertising" became a standard in American advertising industry in the early twentieth century, and how did the Israeli judiciary handled the top echelon of the Israeli banking system following a large-scale market manipulation that swept the country during the 1980s. 

My methodological approach is open and eclectic, although as a comparative-historical researcher using mostly archival materials, I lean more toward qualitative research methods.


Ron-El, Yaniv, 2015. “Brothers and Others - On Four Logics Guiding the Israeli Relationship to Foreigners,” Between Overseen and Transparent: The Relationship to the Other in Israeli Society (Efrat Shoham and Shlomi Doron, eds., published by Ashkelon Academic College). [Hebrew]

Ron-El, Yaniv. 2013. Review of Georg Simmel, The View Of Life (Donald N. Levine, ed., John A. Y. Andrews and Levine, trans. to English), and of Georg Simmel, How Society is Possible? (Amos Morris-Reich ed., Miriam Krauss trans. to Hebrew, Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012). Israeli Sociology 15(1): 207-212 [Hebrew]