I am an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the Department of Communication at the University of Haifa, Israel. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I was a postdoctoral researcher at the HujiLab of Computational Text Analysis at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My research projects examine, through diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, the relationship between three major actors in modern democracies: media (traditional and social), citizens, and political elites. In particular, my Ph.D. dissertation examined the antecedents of affective polarization and political hostility in America, by focusing on citizens' information environment (e.g., media coverage, national narratives).
I bring an array of methods to my research, including computational content analysis, survey data, experiments, and elite interviews. My research has been published in the Journal of Communication, British Journal of Political Science, Political Communication, Communication Research, European Political Science Review, and the International Journal of Press/Politics.