MA (Tel-Aviv University), PhD (UCLA), is Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Gil’s work is on the sociology of expertise, intellectuals and knowledge, in particular as it relates to broader political processes and to the interstitial spaces between fields. His most recent books are with Brendan Hart, Emine Onculer, Neta Oren and Natahsa Rossi: The Autism Matrix – The Social Origins of the Autism Epidemic (2010); The Disenchantment of the Orient – Expertise in Arab Affairs and the Israeli State (2006).