Pagis, Michal. (2019). Inward: Vipassana Meditation and the Embodiment of the Self. University of Chicago Press.
Pagis, Michal and Winchester, Daniel (2022) “Sensing the Sacred: Religious Experience, Somatic Inversions, and the Religious Education of Attention.” Sociology of Religion 83:12-35.
Pagis, Michal, and Orly Tal. (2022). "Collective mindfulness: Somatic attention to group and self in meditation practice in Israel." Anthropology Today 38: 13-16.
Pagis, Michal and Erika Summers-Effler (2021). “Aesthetic Engagement.” Sociological Forum 96:1371-1394
Alfi-Nissan, S., Gabay-Egozi, L., & Pagis, M. (2021). “Being a Light unto the Nations in Entrepreneurship: The Ideal of the Zionist High-Tech Professional in Israeli Public Education.” Israeli Sociology, 108-122.
Pagis, Michal (2021). “Inhabiting the Self-work Romantic Utopia: Positive Psychology, Life Coaching, and the Challenge of Self-fulfillment at Work.” Work and Occupations. 48:40-69
Pagis, Michal, Wendy Cadge and Orly Tal (2018) “Translating Spirituality: Universalism and Particularism in the Diffusion of Spiritual Care from the United States to Israel” Sociological Forum.
Pagis, Michal and Galit Ailon (2017) “The Paradoxes of Self-branding: An Analysis of Consultants’ Professional Webpages” Work and Occupations
Pagis, Michal, Orly Tal and Wendy Cadge (2017) “What do Non-Clergy Spiritual Care Providers Contribute to End of Life Care in Israel? A Qualitative Study” Journal of Religion and Health 56:614-622.
Pagis, Michal. (2016) “Fashioning Futures: Life-Coaching and the Paradox of Self-made Identities.” Sociological Forum 31 (4), 1083-1103 [2017 second place, Louis Guttman Best Article Prize, awarded by the Israeli Sociological Society]
Pagis, Michal. (2015). “Evoking Equanimity: Silent Interaction Rituals in Vipassana Meditation Retreats.” Qualitative Sociology 38:37-56
Pagis, Michal and Galia Sabar. (2014). “Enhancing the Spirit of Entrepreneurship: African Labor Migrant Returning from Israel.” Migration Studies 3:260-80
Pagis, Michal. (2010) “From Abstract Concepts to Experiential Knowledge: Embodying Enlightenment in a Meditation Center.” Qualitative Sociology 33 469-489
Pagis, Michal. (2010) “Producing Intersubjectivity in Silence: An Ethnography of Meditation Practices.” Ethnography 11: 309-328
Pagis, Michal. (2009) “Embodied Self-Reflexivity.” Social Psychology Quarterly 72: 265-283. (Reprint in shorter version: SPQ Snaps, September 2009).
CHAPTERS in BOOKS
Pagis, Michal (2021). “The Micro-interactive Order of Spirituality.” In Situating Spirituality: Context, Practice and Power, Edited by Brian Steensland, Jaime Kucinskas and Anna Sun. Oxford University Press.
Pagis, Michal and Daniel Winchester (2021). “Mediating the Sacred: Thinking through Religious Experience in the Classics and Beyond.” In The Handbook of Classical Social Theory, Edited by Seth Abrutyn and Omar Lizardo. Springer
Pagis, Michal "Embodied Therapeutic Culture." (2020). In The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures, Edited by Daniel Nehring, Ole Jacob Madsen, Edgar Cabanas, China Mills and Dylan Kerrigan. Routledge.
Pagis, Michal (2019) “The Sociology of Meditation.” Oxford Handbook of Meditation. Oxford Press
Pagis, Michal, Orly Tal and Wendy Cadge (2019). "“Re-enchanting the End of Life: Spiritual Care in Israel” In Current Perspectives on Death in Israel. Edited by Haim Hazan and Shai Lavie. Tel Aviv: Hakibutz Hameuad (In Hebrew)
Pagis, Michal (2016). "Integrating Positive Psychology into the Workplace: The Case of Life Coaching in Israel." In Beyond the Clinic edited by Jose Brunner and Galia Plotkin. Tel Aviv: Resling. (In Hebrew).
Pagis, Michal, (2015). “Can the Body Forget? The Deliberate Erosion of Embodied Memories.” In Forgetting edited by David Shulman. Jerusalem: Magnes
Pagis, Michal. (2013) “Religious Self-constitution: A Relational Perspective.” In Religion on the Edge, Edited by Peggy Levitt, Courtney Bender, David Shields and Wendy Cage. Oxford: Oxford University Press.