Prof. Tali Kristal (Department of Sociology) was awarded a grant in the amount of 2 million euros for her research examining the rise in wage inequality and the role of power relations in the workplace. The study, “The Role of Workers’ and Employers’ Bargaining Power in Distributional Workplace Accounts,” earned Prof. Kristal her second ERC grant – making her one of a handful of female Israeli researchers who have received this distinction. Prof. Kristal’s research focuses on income inequality, social stratification, the political economy in Israel, and the consequences of the coronavirus for inequality.
Dr. Emmanuel Nantet (School of Archaeology and Maritime Cultures) was awarded a grant in the amount of 2.7 million euros for his research examining ancient port cities from the Roman period, which served as important social centers of maritime cultures in the Mediterranean. Dr. Nantet’s ERC grant is the third in recent years for researchers from the School of Archaeology and Maritime Cultures.