Michal Pagis received her Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Chicago in December 2008 and is currently a Lady-Davis post-doctoral fellow at the department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Michal’s interests include the sociology of self and emotions, social theory, culture and religion. Her research uses ethnographic methods to shed light on the complex connections between culture, subjectivity and sociality with an emphasis on the non-discursive bases of experience. She investigates the social dimensions of self-cultivating practices and is currently writing a book entitled “Reembodying the Self: Vipassana Meditation and the Microsociology of Experience.”

Recent Publications:

Embodied Self-Reflexivity” Social Psychology Quarterly 2009

“Producing Intersubjectivity in Silence” Ethnography 2010

“From Abstract Concepts to Experiential Knowledge” Qualitative Sociology 2010