I am a Faculty Fellow at NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. I received my Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in October 2017. I earned an M.A. from Columbia, an M.Sc and a B.Sc from Tel Aviv University.
I research populism, nationalism, international security, and social and ethnic cleavages with a regional focus on Eastern Europe and Israel.
My book project, Megalomania and Ruritania within the Nation: The Center Periphery Cleavage and the Rise of Right Wing Populism in Central Europe, explains variation in populism and its transformative effect on political systems.
I currently teach courses on European politics, social movements and political protest, and nationalism. Among the courses I previously taught are Introduction to Comparative Politics Introduction to International Relations; and Scope and Methods in Political Science.
In addition to my scholarship, I participate in policy debates in my blog, as well as other publications such as Duck of Minerva, the LSE USA blog, and Newsweek.