I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, which is based at the University of Barcelona. My research is supported by a Juan de la Cierva Formación fellowship, awarded annually for two years by the Spanish Ministry of Science to select early-career social scientists in Spanish universities. Broadly, my research explores how identity motivates the behavior of voters and legislators. My research interests also include political parties, democratization, and European and Israeli politics.
I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 2019. Before coming to Madison, I received a BA in International Relations and an MA in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
My dissertation won the Ernst B. Haas Award for the best dissertation on European politics from the European Politics and Society section of APSA. My previous collaborative work on ethnicity and violence appeared in the American Journal of Political Science and won the 2014 AJPS Best Article Award.