Daniela Mansbach

Dr. Daniela

Political Science
Office: Swenson Hall 3040

Research Interests

Daniela is currently working on projects that examine maternal forms of resistance and the way they are shaped by postmodern forms of power and surveillance.


  • The Battle for Recognition: Religious Freedom post-Obergefell. (2017). Law, Culture and the Humanities. (accepted for publication).
  • Reproductive Rights in the Age of Human Rights: Pro-Life Politics from Roe to Hobby Lobby. (2016). Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Mansbach, D. (2015). Witnessing as activism: Watching the other at the Israeli checkpoints. Journal of Human Rights15(4), 496–508. https://doi.org/10.1080/14754835.2015.1062720
  • Hagel, A. V., & Mansbach, D. (2015). The Regulation of Exploitation. International Feminist Journal of Politics18(2), 190–209. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2014.984479
  • Mansbach, D. (2012). The strategic use of the politics of care: The Israeli Checkpoint Watch movement. Feminist Theory13(1), 43–58. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700111429905
  • Mansbach, D. (2009). Normalizing violence: from military checkpoints to ‘terminals’ in the occupied territories. Journal of Power2(2), 255–273. https://doi.org/10.1080/17540290903072591
  • Mansbach, D. (2007). “Crossing the Borders: The Power of Duality in the Protest of the ‘Checkpoint Watch’ Movement,” Theory and Criticism 31: 77-99 (Hebrew).


  • 2011 – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Politics and Political Theory, The New School for Social Research
  • 2005 – Master of Arts (M.A.) – Cultural Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2002 – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Politics and Israeli Studies, Ben-Gurion University