Department of Criminology
Crime & Society (CRiS) Research Group
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
- Phone +32-2-6292634
Dr. Lior Volinz is a post-doctoral researcher at the Crime and Society (CRiS) research group. His research interest includes surveillance and policing technologies, the privatization and pluralization of security provision, the digitalization of state-citizen interfaces and the governance of security in Israel/Palestine. Lior is working as part of the SRP project 'Crime & Society: New Challenges'.
Lior holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2019), where he defended his dissertation titled ‘The Modular Security Toolbox – Assembling State and Citizenship in Jerusalem’ at the department of Human Geography, Urban Planning and International Development. Lior holds a Joint MA degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Stockholm University and the University of Ljubljana (2013, cum laude). He earned his BA in Media and History from Tel Aviv University (2010). Asides from his academic and professional work, Lior is continuously engaged with several organizations and campaigns to promote the political and social rights of Palestinians and Israelis alike.
- Volinz, L. (2019). The Modular Security Toolbox: Assembling State and Citizenship in Jerusalem. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Amsterdam.
- Volinz, L. (2018). Governance through Pluralization: Jerusalem’s Modular Security Provision, Security Dialogue, 49(6), 438-456.
- Volinz, L. (2018). From Above and Below: Surveillance, Religion, and Claim-Making at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif. Surveillance and Society, 16(4), 446-458.
- Volinz, L. (2018). Crafting and reinforcing the state through security privatisation: territorialisation as a public–private state project in East Jerusalem, Policing and Society, In Press.
- Volinz, L. (2018). ‘The State Effects of Public and Private Security Providers at East Jerusalem’s National Parks’ in J.P Burgess et al (eds.) Socially Responsible Innovation in Security: Critical Reflections. Routledge.
- Volinz, L. (2017) 'Comparative Military Urbanism: Topographies of Citizenship and Security Threats in Brussels and Jerusalem,' International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Spotlight On "The City at War'".
- Grassiani, E. & Volinz, L. (2016). Intimidation, reassurance and invisibility: Israeli security agents in the Old City of Jerusalem. Focaal (75).