TraffLab Research Fellow
Yahel Kurlander is a Sociologist of the labor market who specializes in migration and gender and a TraffLab Research Fellow.
Kurlander is a PhD candidate at the department of Sociology at Haifa University. Her PhD analyses agricultural labor migration from Thailand to Israel and deals mainly in patterns of the recruitment industry in light of a bilateral agreement between Israel and Thailand (1983-2013). In the course of her PhD work, she was a visiting scholar (2013-2015) in the Geography Department in the Economic Geography Unit of the University of Zurich.
She is currently an adjunct Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Human Services, Tel-Hai Academic College. She is also a part of the Trafflab research team, bringing her unique insight as a labor market qualitative sociologist.
Kurlander is an avid activist and passionately partakes in groups fighting for gender and migration issues.
Research at TraffLab: Kurlander will begin her post-doctorate during 2019, the main topic of which will be deciphering the discernible changes in the field of the recruitment industry following the implementation of the bilateral agreement (2012-present day). Moreover, Kurlander will strive to conduct a comparative study, along the lines of the Canadian case. Among other projects, Kurlander is currently working on a qualitative analysis of sex trafficking of women in Israel (1998-2008).