David Landy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. His research and teaching interests concern the politics of ethnicity and identity; transnational social movements (in particular the tension between the object of activism and activists themselves); diaspora and migration; and Israel/Palestine.
His academic work is informed by and informs his involvement in solidarity work, and he has served (2009-2010) as the chair of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
He has published on Irish Zionism and identity, on study trips to Israel/Palestine, and on diaspora Jewish opposition to Israel. His recent book is Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel (Zed Books, 2011).