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Nurit Kirsh

Nurit Kirsh, a high-school teacher and writer for young adults, has published Hamshushit and Hilufei Onot (Change of Seasons). She received her Ph.D. from the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University and teaches history of science at Bar-Ilan University. Her academic interests include the history of science in Israel, ideology and science, and women in science. Her article “Population Genetics in Israel in the 1950s: The Unconscious Internalization of Ideologyappeared in Isis, Journal of the History of Science.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Nurit Kirsh." (Viewed on September 16, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/kirsh-nurit>.

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