Dr. Assaf Lev
Head of research and lecturer in the Department of Sports Therapy
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Dr. Assaf Lev is an anthropologist of sports. His doctoral dissertation focused on long-distance runners in the “mid-life” phase. Today his research deals with the connection between body age and pain. Dr. Lev, in his training, is also a sports therapist and formerly a professional basketball player in the Premier League.
University of Haifa, Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology. Doctorate in: Marathon and the Big City: Status, Consumption, Body, Circles of Life.
University of Haifa, Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology. Thesis on: Body Age and Circles of Life: The Retirement Experience of Basketball Players in Israel.
The Open University, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, specialization in anthropology.
Qualitative research methods, introduction to sociology, introduction to sports therapy, sociology of the body, sociology of pain
Anthropology of sports - body, pain, gender, identities, age
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Lev, A. (2019). Becoming a long-distance runner - Deriving pleasure and contentment in times of pain and bodily distress. Leisure Studies.
Hertzog, E., & Lev, A. (2019). Male Dominance under Threat: Machoism Confronts Female Defiance in Israeli Gyms. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Lev, A. & Zach, S. (2018). Running between the Raindrops: Running Marathons and the Potential to Put Marriage in Jeopardy. International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Lev, A., & Hertzog, E. (2017). Typology of gender resistance and defiance in Israeli gyms. Sport in Society