Biography

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2017.
  • Senior Lecturer with Tenure (U.S. Associate Professor), Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2015-2017.
  • Lecturer (U.S. Assistant Professor), Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2011-2015.

Education

  • PhD, Political Science, Stony Brook University (June 2010)
    Dissertation: The Moral Public: Moral Judgment and Political Attitudes
    Committee: Stanley Feldman (Chair), Leonie Huddy, Howard Lavine, Linda Skitka
  • MA, Political Science, Stony Brook University (July 2007)
    Examination Fields: Political Psychology (with distinction), Methodology, Political Economy.
  • MA, Political Science (summa cum laude), Tel Aviv University (July 2005)
    Thesis: Survey Framing in the Press and its Influence on Media Consumers.
  • BA, Psychology and Political Science, Tel Aviv University (July 1998)

Research Interests

Political Psychology (Religiosity, Morality, Values); Comparative Political Behavior (Religion, Corruption, Democratization); Political Methodology (Experiments, MLE, Measurement).

Publications

 See Papers.

Grants

  • The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, 2016-2017, 15,000$
  • Israeli Science Foundation (ISF), 2013-2016, 426,000 NIS (120,000$~).
  • Marie Curie Reintegration Grant (CIG), European Commission, 2011-2015, 100,000 €.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Grant, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, 2009-2010, $12,000.

Awards

  • Outstanding Lecturer Award, Social Science Faculty, Hebrew University, 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016.
  • Carmi Gillon Lectureship.
  • Best Dissertation Award, International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), 2011.
  • Best Dissertation Award, Israeli Political Science Association (ISPSA), 2012.
  • Golda Meir Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012.
  • “VATAT” Post Doctorate Scholarship, Tel Aviv University, 2010-2011.
  • Milton Lodge Award, for “Academic Merit and Outstanding Research Potential,” Stony Brook University, 2009.
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award, Stony Brook University, 2010.
  • Presidential Fellowship, Stony Brook University, 2005-2008 (7500$).

Professional Activities

Board memberships

  • 2016-Current: Associate Editor, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics & Religion
  • 2015-Current: The Institute for Israel Studies, University of Texas Austin, Advisory Board Member

Professional Service

  • 2017: Best Paper Award Committee, American Political Science Association (APSA), Religion and Politics Section
  • 2016: Best Thesis Award Committee Chair, Israeli Political Science Association (ISPSA)
  • 2016: Halbert Canadian Studies lectures, hosting “The 2015 Canadian Federal Election Politics”
  • 2014: Member, Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) Grants Committee, Political Science and International Relations
  • 2014: Member, Best Book Award Committee, International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
  • 2013: Member, Best Dissertation Award Committee, International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
  • 2013: Member, Travelling Grants Committee Member, International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)

Conference Organization

  • 2017: Section head, for “Political Culture, Identity, and Language,” Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 2015: Program Committee Member, Workshop on Political Psychology Perspectives on Participation and Protest in the Middle East, sponsored by International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Yasar University, Turkey.
  • 2013: Co-Program Chair and Organizing Committee Member, 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP).

Departmental

  • 2016: Member, PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) Search Committee
  • 2016: Member of the HU International Program for Community Development Studies (Glocal)
  • 2015-Current: Member, Departmental Scholarship Committee
  • 2014-Current: BA advisor
  • 2014-Current: Member, Departmental Teaching Committee
  • 2012-Current: Member, Departmental Ethical Review Committee (IRB)
  • 2012-2015: Member, Departmental Search Committee
  • 2013-2014: Member, Content-Based Recruitment Goals Committee
  • 2012-2013: Graduate school (TELEM) campaigning and pamphlet organization
  • 2011-2013: Establishment of the Political Psychology Experimental Lab.

MA Theses / Ph.D. Dissertations Supervised

Master’s Students
  • Gilad Beery 2012-2014
    Recipient of the Eilat Prize
  • Naama Shoham 2014-2016
  • Jonathan Winter 2016-
    Recipient of the Annenberg foundation scholarship
Doctoral Students
  • Haggai Elkayam 2013-
    Recipient of the Levi Eshkol Grant (2016 and 2017), the Glick Prize, the Eilat Prize
  • Ori Barzel 2014-
  • Shani Fechter 2014- (with Daphna Canetti)
    Recipient of the Davis Grant
  • Amnon Sophrin 2015- (with Alex Mintz)

Panel Discussant—major conferences

APSA 2012; MPSA 2012; ISPP 2011, 2009, 2008; IPSA 2012.

Panel Chair—major conferences

APSA 2012, 2009; MPSA 2013, 2009; ISPP 2014, 2013.

Referee for:

American Political Science Review; American Journal of Political Science; Journal of Politics; British Journal of Political Science; European Journal of Political Science; Political Psychology; Political Behavior; Comparative Political Studies; Political Research Quarterly; Political Studies; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion; Religion and Politics; American Politics Research; International Journal of Psychology; Social Psychological and Personality Science; International Political Science Review; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Communication Research; The Elections in Israel 2009 (Asher Arian and Michal Shamir, Eds.); The Elections in Israel 2015 (Michal Shamir and Gideon Rahat, Eds.).

Grant reviewer for:

  • Israeli Science Foundation (ISF).
  • Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS).
  • Binational Science Foundation (BSF).

Presentations in Scientific Conferences (Selected)

  • 2006: Mood and Strength of Preexisting Attitudes as Affecting Political Persuasion. ISPP. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2007: Religiosity and Democratic Performance Evaluation. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2008: The Differential Character of Material and Cultural Perceived Threat of Immigration. APSA. Boston, MA.
  • 2008: Not All Threats are Created Equal: The Differential Nature of Material and Cultural Perceived Threat of Immigration. ISPP. Paris, France.
  • 2009: Moral Issues and Political Ideology. ISPP. Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2009: A Two-edged Sword: The Differential Effect of Religious Belief and Religious Social Behavior on Opinion and Ambivalence in Democratic Attitudes. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2009: We’re Closer than I Thought: Heterogeneity of Social Networks, Source Morality and Political Persuasion. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2009: Moral Issues and Political Ideology. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2010: Moral Public: Disgust, Harm, and Moral Judgment. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2010: The Influence of Socially Shared Values on Ambivalence in Attitudes towards Immigration. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2011: Morality and Political Persuasion. The Harvard-IDC Symposium in Political Psychology and Decision Making. Herzeliya, Israel.
  • 2011: Cultural Threat, Values and Religious Freedom: A Time-Series Cross-Sectional Analysis. ISPP. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2011: Cultural Values and Support for Welfare in Europe. ISPP. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2011: Religious Belief, Religious Social Behavior, and Democratic Attitudes: A Cross-Country Test of the Mediating Mechanisms. ISPSA. Beer Sheva, Israel.
  • 2012: Cultural Threat, Values and Religious Freedom: A Time-Series Cross-Sectional Analysis. Israel Law and Society Association. Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • 2012: Socially Shared Values and Their Conditional Impact on Attitudes towards Welfare. APSA. New Orleans, LA. (canceled due to hurricane)
  • 2012: A Cross-Contextual Analysis of Religiosity and Intrinsic Support for Democracy. IPSA. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2012: Socially Shared Values and Their Conditional Impact on Attitudes towards Welfare. IPSA. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2012: Priming Religion and Support for Democracy. ISPSA. Haifa, Israel. 2012 Religion and Democratic Attitudes: A Cross-National Test of the Mediating Mechanisms. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2012: Cultural Values and Support for Welfare in Europe. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2013: Religious Belief, Religious Social Behavior and Immigration Attitudes: A Comparative Priming Experiment. ISPP. Herzliya, Israel.
  • 2013: Religiosity and Attitudes towards Redistribution: Explaining the Underlying Mechanisms. ISPP. Herzliya, Israel.
  • 2013: Religious Belief, Religious Social Behavior and Immigration Attitudes: A Comparative Priming Experiment. ISPSA. Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 2013: Religious Belief, Religious Social Behavior and Immigration Attitudes: A Comparative Priming Experiment. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2013: Religiosity and Attitudes towards Redistribution: Explaining the Underlying Mechanisms. MPSA. Chicago, IL.
  • 2014: Religious Belief, Religious Social Behavior and Immigration Attitudes: A Comparative Priming Experiment. ECPR Standing Group. London, UK.
  • 2014: Religiosity and Participation: When Do Religious Markets Foster or Deter Participation of the Devout? ISPP. Rome, Italy.
  • 2014: Justice Considerations and the Social Protest: An Experimental Investigation in Turkey and Israel. ISPP. Rome, Italy.
  • 2015: Justice Considerations and the Social Protest: An Experimental Investigation in Turkey and Israel. Workshop on Political Psychology Perspectives on Participation and Protest in the Middle East. Izmir, Turkey.
  • 2015: Religious Markets, Social Behavior and Protest. APSA, September, 2015, San Francisco, USA. (by co-author)
  • 2016: Religious Social Behavior, Religious Markets and Political Protest. MPSA. Chicago, USA. (by co-author)
  • 2016: Moral Images in Politics: Compensation between Dimensions of Candidate Image. ISPP. Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2016: Justice Considerations and Unconventional Political Participation. ISPP. July 2016, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2017: Religious Belief, Religious Social Behavior and Immigration Attitudes. The Paris Political Psychology Meeting, Paris, France.

Teaching

Primary Faculty Instructor

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Bachelor Degree Courses
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016: Introduction to Political Psychology, one semester, B.A. and Liberal Arts (Cornerstones), optional
  • 2014: The Political Psychology of Religion and Morality, two semesters, B.A., optional seminar
Master’s Degree Courses
  • 2016: Research Methods for Development (Glocal), M.A., compulsory for students in the Community Development Program
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: Research Methods for the Thesis Track, two semesters, M.A., compulsory for research-oriented track and TELEM in both Political Science and International Relations
  • 2012, 2013: The Psychology of Morality and Politics, two semesters, M.A., optional seminar
  • 2011, 2012, 2013: Issues in Political Psychology, one semester, M.A., optional
  • 2014, 2016: Experimental Field Work, one semester, M.A., optional

Stony Brook University

  • Data Analysis I (PhD)
  • Intermediate Statistics for Public Policy (MA in Public Policy)
  • Political Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Directed Research (Undergraduate)

Career Breaks

  • September 2015 – December 2015: Maternity leave

Other: Literary Publications

  • Lililand (Ishah Be-midot Tovot). (2010). Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan Publishers (in Hebrew).
  • The 1001st Year (Ha-hayal Mispar 2). (2016). Yedioth Books (in Hebrew). With Gadi Bloom.

References available upon request.