I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Columbia University. My research and teaching interests lie in the fields of International Relations and Comparative politics. In particular, I am a scholar of nationalism, ethnic conflict, political narratives, right wing politics and populism with a regional focus on Eastern Europe, the United States and Israel. My dissertation entitled "Intimate Rivals or Enemies of the State - The Policing of Far Right Groups" is focused on the relationship between states and radical movements, with cases studies from the US, Israel, and Central Europe. I earned an M.A. from Columbia, an M.Sc and a B.Sc from Tel Aviv University.
I conducted field research in Central Europe and Israel and was a visiting scholar at the Central European University and The Hungarian Academy of Science (Fall 2014). I am currently a Senior LEAD Teaching Fellow at the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning.
My research was supported by The Harriman Institute for Russian Eurasia and East European Studies, Academic Exchange, and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.