I am a research associate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. I received my PhD from Harvard University in May 2016.
My research focuses on political economy and electoral politics in advanced democracies. It draws on multiple methods, including survey analysis, experiments, text analysis, and elite interviews. Geographically, my work covers member states of the European Union, the United States and Israel. My dissertation research examines the variety of right-wing ideologies in Western Europe and their implications for the strategic dilemmas of center-right parties. In other research projects, I examine the political consequences of social diversity and the usage of populist language among American and European politicians.
My research has been published in The Journal of Politics and Social Forces. My book-length dissertation, “Many Ways to be Right: The Unbundling of European Mass Attitudes and Partisan Asymmetries across the Ideological Divide”, won Harvard’s Edward M. Chase Prize for best dissertation in international politics. You can also read more about my research and related issues in the American Prospect, the Washington Post, HaAretz and Ynet.
I studied politics, philosophy and economics and received my BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 2009. At Harvard, I am affiliated with the Center for European Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Inequality and Social Policy Program at the Kennedy School.