Research Projects

I am a Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Haifa (Israel). I investigate the social impacts of Information and Communication Technologies on Society.I was the Chair of the Communication and Information Technologies section of the American Sociological Association and the former Editor of the Sociological Focus, official journal of the North Central Sociological Association.



Research Projects

 Research Grants

Mesch, Gustavo & Chaya Stier, (1995). The Effect   of  Urban Economic Mismatch on Poverty in Israel. Pinhas Sapir Center. (10,000$).

Mesch, Gustavo. (1996). Fear of Crime among Women. Haifa University, Research Authority. 3,000$.

Mesch, Gustavo (1999). The spatial and social integration  of Immigrants of the FSU in Israel. Haifa Municipality. (2,500$).

Eisikovits, Z., Fishman, Gideon & Gustavo S. Mesch. (1999-01). FactorsAssociated with Dangerous Domestic Violence. Israel Ministry of Social Welfare.  (30,000 $).

Ilan Talmud & Gustavo Mesch. (2000-1). Study of Face to Face and Computer Supported Communities among Youth in Israel. Israel Foundation Trustees (30,000 $).

Gideon Fishman, Zvi Eisikovits, Gustavo S. Mesch and Rainer Silbereisen. (2001-6). Adjustment of Adolescents from the Former States of the Soviet Union . Germany Israel Cooperation Program (D.I.P).       (750,000 Euros).

Mesch, Gustavo. (2002). Study the Relationship between Neighborhood Characteristics and immigrants Involvement in Crime. Research Authority, University of Haifa. (1,000$).

Gustavo S. Mesch, Keith Hampton and Ilan Talmud. (2003-6). Governance & the Internet: Mailing Lists, Social Capital and Citizen Participation.                                                                                                                  U. S. Israel-US Bi-National Science Foundation. (90,000 $).

Zvi Eisikovits, Gideon Fishman & Gustavo S. Mesch. (2006-9). Social Norms and Violent Behavior of Immigrant Adolescents in Israel and Germany.                                                                                                                  German  Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).(114,000 Euros).

Gustavo S. Mesch &  Ilan Talmud. (2008-11). The social impacts of the Internet in Israel. Israel Science Foundation. (80,000 $).

Gustavo S. Mesch. (2008). Israel Internet Society. Arab attitudes to Internet Use. Israel Internet Society. (9,000 $).

Rita Mano & Gustavo S. Mesch (2009).  Ethnic inequalities in access to medical information and medical services. Macabbi Health Services Research Foundation. (26,000$).

Mesch, Gustavo S. (2013-6). Antecedents and consequences of cyber victimization among personal internet users. Ministry of Science and Technology. (185,000 US$).

Rita Mano & Gustavo S. Mesch (2014-7). Social Networking Sites and Health in Israel. Israel Science Foundation.  (220,000 US $).

Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Negev, M., Mesch, G. and Miron-Shatz, T. (2018-2020). Earthquake Preparedness Experiment for Developing Strategies to Motivate the Israeli Public’s Seismic Adjustment Behavior. Ministery of Science, Technology and Space.

Contact information: Gustavo Mesch, Professor,