Ben Scribner, Ph.D

Instructor, Rome Center

Ben Scribner received his doctoral degree in communications in 2013 at La Sapienza University of Rome. His thesis concerned media representation and the political construction of space in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He comes to Rome with an MA in Sociology from the University of Oregon where his areas of focus were Political Economy, Sociology of the Environment, Social Inequality and Sociology of Gender. 

Before then, he received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of New Mexico, focusing on Political Economy and Developing Economies. Before coming to Rome, Ben taught Communities and Race Relations; Gender in Global Perspective and Sociology of Everyday Life at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and was teaching assistant at Harvard University in Social Psychology; Human Sexuality and Positive Psychology.

Very active as community organizer and volunteer, Ben has been leading groups of up to 30 people to visit Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories since 2003. As such, he has facilitated visits for several associations, including Civil Service International, organizing educational visits to communities and human rights groups, non-violence projects and youth media programs.

Ben was founding professor of our joint course (with the Athens and Barcelona centers) in the Southern European Debt Crisis and host of the first symposium on the topic held in Rome Spring 2013.