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. During 2017-2018, I will be a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Beginning in 2018, I will join the faculty of the Department of Political Science and the Joint Program in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My research projects engage, in different ways, with one of the most pressing challenges for contemporary liberal democracies: the rising appeal of populism within the two-fold context of a fragmented electorate and ethnically diversifying societies. My current book project, based on my dissertation, examines the variety of right-wing ideologies in Western Europe and their implications for the strategic dilemmas of center-right parties. I bring an array of methods to this research, including survey analysis, field experiments, text analysis and elite interviews. The geographic scope of my research to date covers member states of the European Union, Israel, and the United States.
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.