Postal address
Pleinlaan 2
Phone: +32-2-6292634


Dr. Lior Volinz is a post-doctoral researcher at the Crime and Society (CRiS) research group. His research interest includes surveillance and policing technologies, the privatization and pluralization of security provision, and the governance of security in Israel/Palestine. Lior is working as part of the SRP project 'Crime & Society: New Challenges'.

Lior holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2019), where he defended his dissertation titled ‘The Modular Security Toolbox – Assembling State and Citizenship in Jerusalem’ at the department of Human Geography, Urban Planning and International Development. Lior holds a Joint MA degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Ljubljana and Stockholm University (2013, cum laude). He earned his BA in Media and History from Tel Aviv University (2010). Asides from his academic and professional work, Lior is continuously engaged with several organizations and campaigns to promote the political and social rights of Palestinians and Israelis alike.


Key Publications


Research output

  1. From Above and Below: Surveillance, Religion, and Claim-Making at Jerusalem's Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif

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  2. Governance through pluralization: Jerusalem’s modular security provision

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  1. Criminological Encounters (Journal)

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