ראשי Research and Teaching Research Fields Research Fields During my years as a Biologist and specialist on animal behviour:After graduating with an B.Sc. (Tel Aviv university), Galia joined a team of animal behaviourists to study the facial expressions of Japanese Macaques monkeys in Nagano, Japan. As part of her M.Sc, Galia has studied the nocturnal behaviour of Bottle-nose dolphins in the Dolphin reef, Eilat, under the supervision of Prof. Todt Dietmar, Berlin University. Galia’s M.A focused on East Asian cultures and Buddhist thought (2006-10).The M.A and PhD 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 2012Daoism: 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 2016Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) kongrees, Solothurn Switzerland, November 2017 Academic Papers: Galia Dor. 2013 . “The Chinese Gate: A Unique Void for Inner Transformation”. The Journal Of Daoist Studies (6). pp.1-28Forthcoming books and chapters in edited volumes: SUNY Press: “Gates between Order and Chaos”. Routledge: a chapter titled “Sacredness and Water in Contemporary Japanese Architecture: a Reinterpretation of Ancient Traditions”/in a volume edited by Anat Geva.