Anna is a Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her research is focused on populism in Israeli politics. The aim of the project is to investigate the populist phenomenon in Israel’s party and political system, trying to delineate its characteristics and peculiarities, to clarify its origins and to assess its impact, not only on Israeli democracy but also on party system’s dynamics.
Avishai Green studies the relationship between populist rhetoric and different forms of appeals to truthfulness, and finds that there is a positive relationship - especially in Western countries - between populist messaging and appeals to sincerity.
Noam Peterburg studies the relationship between Brexit-induced political uncertainty and electoral behaviour. Recently looking at Northern Ireland, he finds that voters use party competition as a balancing mechanism and base their choice of party on the political setting's degree of volatility.
Vered's research deals with the representation of women in discourse. The study analyses the various perceptions of representation by political actors, and through them explores women's image in society.
Gal Ron studies the employment of positive emotional appeals in political speeches of populist actors, with Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign speeches as her case study. Specifically, she measures cues of enthusiasm through textual analysis and an examination of observable audience responses.
Gil Sagi explores the impact of tweets on emotions and political choices of individuals. He hypothesizes that populist parties publish tweets with negative sentiment more than mainstream parties, which provoke fear and anger and as a result mobilize support for these parties.
Moriya Shahar studies for a bachelor degree in political science and education and also a teacher's certificate in civics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is interested generally in how big changes occur in big systems and specifically - how to promote wellbeing in the academy as well as in the educational system
Roni Shapira studies for a bachelor degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and an MBA with a focus on strategy and entrepreneurship. She is especially interested in minority politics, public policy and political philosophy.