• Odelia Oshri

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    I am an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I received my PhD in Political Science and my BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My main research interests are in comparative political behavior in advanced democracies, public opinion, political representation and gender and politics.

    My research focuses on democratic politics and failures of representation in advanced democracies, and is motivated by three main questions: (1) How do institutions influence individuals to support democratic values? (2) Through what processes is political extremism produced and who votes for radical right parties? (3) What are the factors that counteract political extremism and stabilize democratic political systems?

    I employ diverse methods to study these questions, including experiments, surveys, and automated text analysis. Empirically, my geographical region of expertise is Europe, but several of my studies aim at situating Israeli politics within a comparative perspective

    My work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Party Politics, European Union Politics and Political Psychology and has been supported by the Israel Science Foundation and the Thyssen Foundation. 

    I also study radical right populism; how overtime changes in the representation of groups increase support for populist and extremist causes, what explains the gender gap in the vote for populist parties and how the incentives to vote for populist parties are rooted in the ways voters tell their national story. On this website, I offer information about my research projects, a link to my CV, publications and teaching materials. To get in touch, write to me at odelia.oshri@mail.huji.ac.il

    View my CV as a PDF file