Dr. Lia Levin is a senior faculty member at Tel Aviv University's School of Social Work. In her research and practice she deals with issues pertaining to social justice, access to it and ways it can be translated into benefiting policies in Western welfare states.
Dr. Levin is a licensed social worker, and received her BSW, MSW (Summa Cum Laude) and Ph.D. degrees from Tel Aviv University. In 2012-2013, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at King College London's Centre for Public Policy Research, and is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre since 2013.
To date, Dr. Levin has published several articles, book chapters and other texts on social policy, poverty, practice in social work and teaching social work. She supervises research students on these topics. Dr. Levin has received several research grants and awards, including a grant from the Israeli Science Foundation (2017).
In 2010, 2012 and 2017, Dr. Levin received the award for excellence in teaching from the Rector of Tel Aviv University. In 2012 (junior faculty) and then again in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (senior faculty) she was a member of "Club 100", a list of Tel Aviv University's highest ranked lecturers.
Since 2014, Dr. Levin is the Academic Director of Tel Aviv University's Policy Practice Clinic. In this capacity, in 2017 she received a research grant reward from Israel's Council for Higher Education.
Dr. Levin has been the Head of Tel Aviv University's School of Social Work Bachelor's Degree Program since 2016.
Besides her academic endeavors, Dr. Levin is a social activist, working with individuals living in extreme poverty, acting as consultant to governmental and non-governmental agencies and conducting forums on the subjects of civic participation, society, social exclusion, social justice and participatory democracy.