Shalva Weil

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Academia / Research


Shalva Weil is a senior researcher at the Seymour Fox School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, England. From 2013 to 2017, Professor Weil was the chair of COST Action on Femicide across Europe. Her publications include special issues on femicide (Current Sociology, 2016) and femicide from a qualitative perspective (Qualitative Sociology Review, 2016). In 2018, she co-edited Femicide across Europe. Her articles include female geronticide and (with Katerina Standish), femicide and suicide during COVID-19, published in Journal of Gender Studies (2021). In 2020, Professor Weil established the Israel Observatory on Femicide (


Selected publications

Dr. Weil's publications include Special Issue on femicide in Current Sociology, 2016; “Failed Femicides among Migrant Survivors” Qualitative Sociology Review (QSR), 2016; “Femicide of Girls in Contemporary India” Ex Aequo, 2016; Special Issue on Researching Femicide from a Qualitative Perspective in QSR, 2017; articles on femicide of elderly women, and orphans of femicide in Israel, in United Nations Studies Association, 2019; “Coronavirus and Femicide” in European Sociologist, 2020.




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