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Connecting Dots

​I am a senior lecturer (assistant professor) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I study conflict, protest, and social networks. In particular:

  1. I use surveys and interviews to examine how cross-ethnic friendship networks led to rescuing and assistance in the Bosnian war

  2. I study how cross-racial networks mobilized protesters during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S.

  3. I develop statistical methods for detecting spillover effects in network experiments

  4. I conduct experiments on reducing prejudice against refugees in Uganda, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey

  5. As a member of the COVID States Project, I analyze trends in gun-buying, mental health, civic trust, and political violence during the pandemic across the US

I have articles in the American Journal of Political SciencePerspectives on Politics and the British Journal of Political Science and forthcoming in the Journal of Politics. I earned my Ph.D. in network science from Northeastern University, where I was a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellow, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pennsylvania. My work has been covered in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, CBS, and NPR. I can be reached at
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