Omer Hacker

PhD Candidate

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Time
  • Labour


I’m a Ph.D. student in a special joint program of the Department of Anthropology at ‎the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Department for the Study of Religion and ‎the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. My master’s dissertation ‎‎(Hebrew University, summa cum laude) examined religious transformation in ‎migration based on ethnographic work with Christian Ethiopians and Eritreans in ‎Israel.‎

My Ph.D. research focuses on the effect of the globalization of work on religious ‎schedules. In other words, how the coordination of working time between people ‎from different places around the world is shaping and being shaped by religious time ‎orders like prayers and holy days. To examine these issues, I’m carrying ethnographic ‎work with Jews and Muslims working at hi-tech companies in Tel-Aviv and Toronto. ‎My supervisors are Professor Simon Coleman (Toronto) and Professor Nurit Stadler ‎‎(Hebrew University).‎