I am an assistant professor (lecturer) at 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. 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 (or is forthcoming) in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Social Forces, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and the British Journal of Sociology. 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 read more about my research in the Economist, the American Prospect, the Washington Post, the BBC, HaAretz and Ynet.
I studied politics, philosophy and economics and received my BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 2009. In 2016 I received my PhD from Harvard, where I was affiliated with the Center for European Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Inequality and Social Policy Program at the Kennedy School. During 2017-2018, I was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University.