Dr. Yael Teff Seker

Yael Teff Seker Portrait

Position Title

2270 SS&H
Office Hours
Thursdays 10-12 (confirm by email - yteffseker@ucdavis.edu)


Yael Teff-Seker has a PhD in Conflict Studies from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Her work focuses on environmental policy and ethics, inter-group conflict and group identity, gender, inter-group relations, and peace and sustainability education. She was a visiting professor at UC Davis between 2020-2023, teaching the following courses and beyond: SOC 1 (Introduction to Sociology), SOC 132 (Sociology of Gender), SOC 157 (Social Conflict), SOC 171 (Violence and Inequality), and SOC 172 (Intersections of Race, Gender, and Class), RST 10a (Environmental Ethics), HMR 190 (Environmental Justice), SOC 295 (Social and Cultural Values of Nature), and REL 230 (Religion and Environment). Previously, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Technion and Haifa University, and a fellow at the Arava Institute, working on topics such as environmental planning, marine conservation, environmental cooperation, and cultural ecosystem services. 


Link to ResearchGate profile and publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yael-Seker

Education and Degree(s)
  • PhD in Conflict Studies
Honors and Awards
  • UC Davis Humanities and Social Sciences Stimulating Exceptional and Essential Discovery (S.E.E.D.) Funding Program
  • SOC 1, SOC 132, SOC 157, SOC 171, SOC 172, SOC 195, HMR 190, RST 10, REL 230.
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Environment, Conflict, Gender, Intersectionality