I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group at the University of Barcelona.  Broadly, my research explores how identity motivates the behavior of voters and legislators. My research interests also include political parties, institutions, democratization, and European and Israeli politics.  You can read more about my research here.

 

​I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Before coming to Madison, I received a BA in International Relations and a 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 work on ethnicity and violence appeared in the American Journal of Political Science and won the 2014 AJPS Best Article Award.