About Me

I was born in Rehovot, Israel and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. I received my B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in Political Science, History, and Near Eastern Studies. After graduation, I worked as a Policy Assistant for Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund) before beginning my graduate studies. I received an M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies and an M.Sc. in Comparative Politics Research from Oxford University (where I was a proud resident of St. Catherine’s College). I began my Ph.D. studies at Stanford University in the Fall of 2006, advanced to candidacy in Fall, 2008, and graduated in June, 2014. I spent AY 2014-15 as a Junior Research Fellow at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute in Madrid, Spain before beginning as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A copy of my C.V. can be found here.

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