Isaac Lubelsky studied at the School of History, Tel Aviv University, where he received his Ph.D in 2005, under the supervision of Prof. Davis S. Katz.
His postdoctoral research was conducted at the Stephen Roth Institute for the study of Antisemitism and Racism, Tel Aviv University, supervised by Prof. Dina Porat. His diverse research and teaching fields cover the history of Theosophy, modern colonialism, the modern encounter between East and West, New Religions, and the study of modern racism and genocide. He has taught at several Israeli universities (Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ben Gurion, and the Open University) and is the academic coordinator of genocide studies and India studies at the Israeli Open University. His recent book, Celestial India, is a comprehensive study of the history of ideas that evolved as the consequence of East/West encounters during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and deals extensively with the early history of the Theosophical Society and its contribution to the change of India’s image in Western eyes and to the birth of India’s nationalist movement. He has written the article ‘Allan Octavian Hume and the Foundation of the Indian National Congress’, published in Tim Rudbog and Eric Sand (eds) Imagining the East: The Early Theosophical Society .