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 My CV

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I am a Visiting Researcher in the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University and a Junior Fellow in the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPErG) at the University of Barcelona. Starting in the fall of 2024, I will be an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tulane University. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 2019. My research interests include political identities, parties, democratization, and historical political development in Europe and Israel. 

My book manuscript (invited to revise and resubmit to Cambridge University Press) offers a general explanation for the formation of ethnic electoral cleavages as the result of government policies. The book provides a new way of thinking of cleavage formation as a policy feedback effect, where government policies shape mass preferences and eventually change the structure of party systems. Read more about the book here.

​​The book builds on my doctoral dissertation that won the Ernst B. Haas Award for the best dissertation on European politics from the European Politics and Society section of APSA. My research  appeared in World Politics and the American Journal of Political Science.

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