Dr. Esther Carmel-Hakim is a member of Kibbutz Ramat Hashofet. She has a B. Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada (1979), and an M.A. and Ph.D (2003) in Land of Israel Studies from the University of Haifa. Carmel-Hakim taught in her kibbutz’s Ulpan Hebrew program for new immigrants (1980-82), then was an English teacher at Megiddo Regional High School. Carmel-Hakim was a visiting lecturer and researcher at the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University (2004-5).
Carmel Hakim is a lecturer at The Department of Jewish History at the University of Haifa at the M.A. Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies, and a researcher at the Institution for the Research of the Kibbutz and the Cooperative Idea there. Carmel Hakim is the Director for the Lifelong Lerner program of the School of Hebrew at Middlebury College. Her research focuses on Zionist Women and Women's Organizations in pre-state Israel and women on the Kibbutz. Her book: Chana Maisel: Agricultural Training for Women, was published at Brandeis University Institutional Repository. Her second book: Dorothy Kahn Bar Adon- Writing Palestine 1933-1950, was published 2016 at the Academic Studies Press.