Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Yael Hashiloni-Dolev is a sociologist of health and illness. A former member of Israel’s National Bioethics Council (2013-20) and a previous co-president of the Israeli Society for the History, Philosophy & Sociology of Science (2018-21). Hashiloni-Dolev is a member of the Gender Equality Committee - Council for Higher Education Israel (2017-present).
Her areas of interest include the beginnings and ends of life, new reproductive technologies, cryopreservation, genetics, gender, bioethics, contemporary parenthood and genetics and Judaism.
She has authored three books: A Life (Un)Worthy of Living: Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany (Springer, 2007), The Fertility Revolution (Modan, 2013, in Hebrew), and New Reproductive Technologies: Social and Bio-Ethical Debates (Open University, in Hebrew). She published many articles on repro-genetics, sex selection, the moral status of the embryo, fertility awareness, posthumous reproduction, egg freezing and genes and Judaism.
She is also a co-editor of Boas, H., Hashiloni-Dolev, Y., Davidovitch, N., Filc D. and Lavi, S. (Eds). 2018. Bioethics and Biopolitics in Israel: Socio-Legal, Political and Empirical Analysis. Cambridge University Press