Academic Research

Research fields as a Biologist and Animal Behaviorist:
After graduating with an B.Sc. (Tel Aviv university), Galia joined a team of animal behaviorists to study the facial expressions of Japanese Macaques monkeys in Nagano, Japan. 
Then, as part of her M.Sc., Galia has studied the nocturnal behavior of Bottle-nose dolphins in the Dolphin reef, Eilat, under the supervision of Prof. Todt Dietmar, Berlin University. 

In the above photo, Galia is diving and communicating with Dicky the dolphin at the Dolphin Reef, Eilat. I hope he is safe and happy back in the Black Sea, Russia. 

Research and studies in the humanities:
Galia’s M.A focused on East Asian cultures and Buddhist thought (2006-10).
Her M.A thesis and PhD research constitute an investigation into the metaphorical and philosophical significance of abstract and concrete gates in ancient China.   
Presenting papers in the following Conferences:
8th International Conference on Daoist Studies Living Dao Today: Views and visions; Lake Amersee near Munich, Germany 2012
Daoism: Tradition and Transition 9th International Conference on Daoist Studies Boston University, May 29-June1, 2014 
Daoism: Self, Science, and Society. 10th International Conference on Daoist  Studies –Sanyi Tian-An-Tai-Ho Retreat Center, Miaoli, Taiwan, 26-29 May 2016
Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) Kongrees, Solothurn Switzerland, November 2017
Dao and Time. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. USA, June 2019. 
East (s), Tel Aviv university, January 2023. 
The 15th Conference of Asian Studies in Israel, Tel Aviv university, June 2023. 
Academic Papers and Books
Galia Dor. 2013 . “The Chinese Gate: A Unique Void for Inner Transformation”. The Journal Of Daoist Studies (6). pp.1-28
Chapters in books:
Galia Dor. 2023. “Sacredness and Water in Contemporary Japanese Architecture: a Reinterpretation of Ancient Traditions”. in (Ed.) Anat Geva. Water and Sacred Architecture. Routledge.
Forthcoming books (dur to be published in May 2024 by SUNY Press):
Unlocking the Chinese Gate: Manifestations of the Space “in-between” in early China.