Bachelor in History, Tel-Aviv (Israel) University, 1985. Master of Arts in African History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in African History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1993.
Research assistant Dayan Center, Tel-Aviv, 1982-1984. Research associate Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, 1985-1987. Teacher Hebrew University, 1986-1989.
Field researcher Nairobi, Kenya, 1990-1992. Lecturer African history department Tel-Aviv University, since 1993. Professional consultant on Ethiopian Jews, United Jewish Agency, 1987.
Senior consultant Faculty Humanities, 1992-1994. Senior researcher sociopolitical aspects Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Kenya, 1996-2001. Director International Conference of Prevention Education on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Jerusalem.
Lecturer department Middle Eastern and Africa history Tel Aviv University, 1995-2000, senior lecturer department Middle Eastern and African history, since 2000.
First Lieutenant Israeli Defense Force, 1980-1982. Fellow Israeli Academy Women's Association (awards, 1987, 88). Member African Studies Association, Israeli Historians Society.
Parents Zeev Sabar-Berenstein and Naama (Revivi) Sabar-Ben Yehoshua. Married Yossi Friedman, 1986 (divorced 1991). Children: Matan, Noam, Yuval.