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PhD Students


Inbar Ayalon

I am a Ph.D. student in the Advanced Graduate Studies Program (Telem) in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew of Jerusalem, supervised by Roni Porat and Devorah Manekin. My research interests include intergroup relations, collective action, and emotion in the context of injustice and conflict. My master thesis explores how anger expressed by members of disadvantaged groups affects the motivation of members of advantaged groups to join their collective action. 

I received my BA in Political Science, Journalism, and Communications, and my M.A in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Dan Glasserman

I am a PhD student in the Advanced Graduate Studies Program of the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University, working with Roni Porat and Noam Gidron. I received a BA in Political Science and Linguistics from Tel Aviv University. My research interests include the psychology of intergroup relations in the context of power asymmetry. Currently, I study how members of advantaged groups respond when confronted with information on inequality and when they support policies and behaviors that promote social equality. Moreover, I am interested in understating the impact of real-world interventions to reduce prejudice and discrimination and improve intergroup relations. 


Abir Gitlin

I am a PhD student at the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University, supervised by Devorah Manekin and Roni Porat. I hold a BA in International Studies and Psychology from the University of Miami, and an MA in International Relations from the Hebrew University. 

My dissertation examines strategies for promoting a reduction of animal-based food consumption, as part of the effort to address climate change, as well as from a human-animal power relations perspective. My other line of research looks at protracted conflicts, specifically, how national leaders shape peacemaking attitudes, and how critics' identities affect domestic public opinion on human rights. 

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