Dr. Eseed is a social worker, her research concerns the complex relationship between social work, religion, multiculturalism, the welfare state and minority groups. In this broad field, studies on social services provided by faith-based organizations (FBOs), especially those representing ethnic minority groups, are of particular interest. Her current research project focuses on the role played by religiosity as an individual characteristic in adolescence and Early Childhood.
2018 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bath, England, Department of Welfare and Social Policy. Host: Dr. Rana Jawad.
2012-2018 PhD student in social work and social welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: “The Islamic Movement as a Provider of Social Services”. Supervisors: Prof. John Gal and Prof. Ram Cnaan.
2008-2011 MA in social work and social welfare, Hebrew University: “Parents’ Child Daycare Choices in Palestinian Society in Israel”. Supervisor: Prof. John Gal.
2004-2007 BA in community social work, Hebrew University.
List of Publications
Eseed, R (2018). The Islamic movement as a social services provider in Israel. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisers: Prof. John Gal and Prof. Ram Cnaan. (Link).
Articles in Refereed Journals
Eseed, R. (2017). When the state fails to provide services: The case of the Islamic Movement in Israel. Journal of Social Policy, 47, 565-582. doi:10.1017/S0047279417000757.
Eseed, R.,(PI) & Khoury-Kassabri, M(PI). (2017). Alcohol use among Arab Muslim adolescents: A mediation-moderation model of family, peer and community factors. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88, 88-98.doi:10.1037/ort0000263.
Eseed, R. (2016). Parent’s choices of child daycare in the Palestinian society in Israel. Bitachon Soziali, 99, 35-61. (Hebrew) (Link).
Massarwi, A. A. (PI), Eseed, R.,(CI) & Khoury-Kassabri, M.(CI) (2019). The correlation between delinquent peers and perpetration of serious physical violence: Religiosity as a protective factor. Child Indicators Research. doi: 10.1007/s12187-019-9627-y.
Eseed, R. (PI) (2019). Social service provision by minority religious organizations: A case study of the Islamic Movement in Kafr Qassim. Journal of Social Policy. doi: org/10.1017/S004727941900062X.
Eseed, R. (Accepted). The Islamic movement in Israel: Development and key features. Journal of Welfare and Society. (Hebrew).
Eseed, R. (PI) & Jawad, R. (PI) (In process). Social Policy and the Islamic World in Comparative Perspective: Taking Stock, Moving Forward.
Eseed, R. (2016). The future of the independent community after the Islamic Movement ban, Mada al-Carmel, Arab Center for Applied Social Research, Haifa. (Arabic) (Link).
Eseed, R. (2015). Review of: Hamas and the civil society: Engaging the Islamist social sector, by Sarah Roy, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2011. Bitachon Soziali, 98, 248-251. (Hebrew) (Link).