Postdoctoral Fellow at the Policy, Elections, and Representation Lab (PEARL)

Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, and the Department of Political Science,

University of Toronto

Welcome!

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Policy, Elections, and Representation Lab (PEARL) in the Munk School for Global Affairs & Public Policy, and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

I am a political scientist interested in the political behavior and public opinion of voters and elites. My research focuses on attitudes toward government intervention and coercion, and particularly government paternalism. My broader substantive research interests include policy preferences, elections, representation, and democratic attitudes. I employ quantitative research methods and use public opinion surveys and experiments in my work. My research has been published or is forthcoming in Regulation & Governance and Public Opinion Quarterly.

Currently, I am part of the European Panel of Local Officials project, which studies the political behavior of local representatives in Denmark, France, Italy, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

I pursued my PhD at The School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs at Tel Aviv University, where I wrote my dissertation entitled Mind Our Own Business: Public Attitudes toward Government Paternalism. As a doctoral candidate, I was part of the Israel National Election Studies (INES) project, and a predoctoral fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University.

My CV can be found here.

I hold a B.A. in Philosophy and Middle Eastern History (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Haifa, and an M.A. in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University.

Beyond research, I enjoy reading novels, practicing yoga, running, mountain climbing, and playing with my dog.