Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University, 2015-.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 2013-2014, concurrently with Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, 2014-2015

Academic Staff, Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies and the State of Israel, Haifa University, 2013-2014

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University, 2012-2013

Doctoral Research Fellow, Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People, Bar Ilan University, 2011-2012

Education

Ph.D. Political Science, Northwestern University, December 2012

Dissertation: “Security or Identity? Narratives of State & Nation in International Territorial Conflict Protraction”

Fields: International Relations & Comparative Politics

M.A. Political Science, University of British Columbia (UBC), November 2006

B.A. with Honours, Political Science & International Relations, UBC, May 2005

Publications

Framing consensus: Evaluating the narrative specificity of territorial indivisibility, Journal of Peace Research 52, no. 4 (July 2015), 492-507.

Review of ‘Proxy Warfare’, Political Science Quarterly 129, no. 2 (Summer 2014).

Review of ‘Evolving Nationalism: Homeland, Identity, and Religion in Israel, 1925-2005’, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 27, no. 2 (Summer 2011).

Nuclear Cooperation with India & its Consequences for the NPT Regime, in Nuclear Cooperation with India: New Challenges, New Opportunities, eds. Wade L. Huntley and Karthika Sasikumar, Vancouver, BC: Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research, 2006, 84-89.

Working Papers and Research in Progress

Defending Homeland: Ontological (In)Security of International Territorial Conflict (Book Project)

Modeling security sector elasticity in changing divided societies (w/ Professors Oren Barak & Dan Miodownik, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Settler Spoilers? How public appeals influence Israeli ‘Settler lobby’ success, ISA, February 18-21, 2015.

Additional Conference Papers

Homeland as Concept, ‘Concepts at Work’ Workshop, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1 July 2015.

Giving without receiving? Justifying unilateral territorial withdrawal in Israeli politics, ISA, Toronto, March 26-29, 2014.

From indivisibility to partition? Kosovo & Jerusalem as contested homeland territories, ISA, San Francisco, April 3-6, 2013.

Defending the Homeland: Territorial conflict, popular narratives, and the limits of elite issue framing, Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference (AJS), Chicago, 17 December 2012

Security or Identity? State & homeland in Israeli politics & public opinion, ISA, San Diego, 1 April 2012; Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, 12 April 2012.

Kosovo is Serbia: Nation and homeland in contentious territorial politics, ISA, New Orleans, 20 February 2010.

Proxy Warfare and Uncertain Sovereignty, MPSA, Chicago, 2 April 2009. With Miklos Gosztonyi and Christopher Day.

Disputed territoriality and ethnohistorical claims: Understanding intractable territorial conflict in Israel, Serbia, and Armenia, ISA, New York, 15 February 2009. [Previously as Masters Thesis, Northwestern University, 4/2008]

Ethnic violence, international norms, and federalism: Domestic problems and international solutions, ISA, San Francisco, 28 March 2008.

Failed states, civil militia, and deconstructive violence, International Security Studies Section Annual Conference of ISA (ISSS), Montreal, 19-20 October 2007.

Encouraging state irresponsibility: International responses to the conflict in Darfur, Sudan and unintended consequences, ISSS, Tucson, 27 October 2006. [Previously as Masters Thesis, University of British Columbia (UBC), 6/2006]

The Janjaweed in the Sudan: A case of chronic paramilitarism, ISA, San Diego, 23 March 2006. [Previously as Undergraduate Honours Thesis, UBC, 6/2005]

Academic Awards, Grants

Social Science Faculty Outstanding Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

SPME Fellow, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, 2013-2014

Israel Scholar Award, AICE-Schusterman Foundation, 2011-2012

Dispute Resolution Research Center Grants, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 6-8/2009, 11/2010-2/2011, 5/2011, 10/2011

Crown Family Middle East Research Award, Buffett Center of International and Comparative  Studies, Northwestern University, 10-11/2010

Graduate Research Grant, The Graduate School, Northwestern University, 8-9/2010

Summer Language Grant, The Graduate School, Northwestern University, 6-7/2010

Zemsky Scholarship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 6-7/2010

Conference Travel Grants, The Graduate School, Northwestern University, 2/2010, 2/2009, 10/2007

Graduate Student Summer Research Grant, Buffet Center of International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, 6-8/2009

Marianne K. and Stuart K. Taussig Israel Scholarship, JUF of Metropolitan Chicago, 6/2007

Graduate Student Summer Research Grant, Buffet Center of International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, 6-7/2007

University Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2006-2012
Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, Buffet Center of International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, 10/2006

Security and Defence Studies Program Conference Grant, University of British Columbia funded by Canadian Department of National Defence, 12/2005

Courses

Foundations of Scientific Research, Department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University, 2015-16

Nations & Nationalism, Department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University, 2015-16

Territorial Politics, Department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University, 2015-16

Israeli Territorial Politics, Department of International Relations, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013

Israeli & American Politics in Comparative Perspective, Ruderman Program for American-Jewish Studies, University of Haifa, Spring 2014

Israeli Territorial Politics, Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University, Spring 2013

Additional Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Middle East Forum, Northwestern University, 9/2009-6/2010, assistant to Professor Elie Rekhess, Visiting Crown Chair in Middle East Studies

Teacher’s Assistant, National Security, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 4/2010-6/2010, with Professor Jonathan Caverley

Teacher’s Assistant, Middle East Politics, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 1/2010-3/2010, with Professor Wendy Pearlman

Teacher’s Assistant, Methods of Political Inference, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 9/2009-12/2009, with Professor James Mahoney

Grader, Intro to Positive Political Theory, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 4/2009-6/2009, with Professor Pohan Fong

Grader, Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 1/2009-3/2009, with Professor Liora Sion

Teacher’s Assistant, Dynamics of Terrorism & Counterterrorism, Department of International Studies, Northwestern University, 1/2009-3/2009, with Professor Jonathan Schachter

Teacher’s Assistant, American Presidency, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 4/2008-6/2008, 9/2008-12/2008, with Professor Daniel Galvin

Teacher’s Assistant, National Security, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 1/2008-3/2008, with Professor Risa Brooks

Teacher’s Assistant, Intro to International Relations, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 9/2007-12/2007, with Professor Ian Hurd

Teacher’s Assistant, Intro to International Relations, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia, 9/2005-5/2006, with Professor Ramjee Parajulee

Languages

English, 1st language
Hebrew, high intermediate fluency
Spanish, intermediate fluency
Serbo-Croatian, basic knowledge
Arabic, basic knowledge

Professional Affiliations

American Political Science Association
Midwest Political Science Association
International Studies Association
Association for Israel Studies

Field Research

Israel and West Bank, 2010-2011
Serbia and Kosovo, Spring 2011
Serbia and Kosovo, Summer 2009
Israel and West Bank, Summer 2007

Software

MS Excel
MS Powerpoint
SPSS
Stata

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