Prof. Yiftachel teaches urban studies and political geography at Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba. He has taught for short periods at a range of universities in Australia, the US, India, South Africa and Italy. His research has focused on critical understandings of the relations between space, power and conflict. Yiftachel has published over 100 articles and ten authored and co-edited books, including Planning a Mixed Region in Israel (1992), Planning as Control: Policy and Resistance in Divided Societies (1995), Israelis in Conflict (2004), Ethnocracy: Land and Identity Politics in Israel/Palestine (2006), and Indigenous (in)Justice (co-author, forthcoming). Yiftachel was the founding editor of the journal Hagar: Studies in Culture, Politics and Place, and now serves on the editorial boards of seven international journals. He has worked as a planner and activist in a wide range of human rights and social organizations, including the council for unrecognized Bedouin villages, and B'Tselem – monitoring human rights violations in the Palestinian Territories.