Lior Volinz

Senior researchers Crime & Society (CRiS) Security & Policing
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    Crime & Society (CRiS) Research Group
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
    Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
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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.

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