Ph.D. Candidate, The School of Political Science, Government, and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University

Israel National Election Studies (INES) Researcher


I am a PhD candidate of Political Science at Tel Aviv University, where I am writing my dissertation on “Public Attitudes toward Government Paternalism and Nudges. I am expected to complete my PhD by Fall 2022.

In Fall 2022 I will join the Munk School for Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, as a postdoctoral fellow.

My main research interest is attitudes towards government intervention and coercion. In particular, I am interested in the determinants of preferences towards paternalistic government policies. I have also been working on several projects on Israeli elections, representation, and attitudes towards democracy. 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.

Since 2018 I have been a researcher at the Israel National Election Studies (INES) project, and a member of an interdisciplinary group of Israeli scholars who focus on patterns of representation and their relation to the current state of liberal democracy. In 2020/21 I was a predoctoral fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University.

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.