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Dr. Julia Elad-Strenger is a lecturer (U.S. assistant professor) at the department of political studies. After completing her PhD studies at Ben-Gurion University (2015), she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (2015-2017), and an Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellow at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany (2017-2018).

Her research focuses on political psychology, particularly on the psychology of public opinion, attitudes and attitude change, in two central domains: (1) political ideology, polarization and radicalization; (2) the psychology of intergroup conflicts on the inter- and intra-national levels. Her studies are based on quantitative methodologies, including experiments and large-N surveys, and focus primarily on the Israeli and Western-European contexts. Her research has appeared in leading journals such as European Journal of Political ResearchJournal of Conflict ResolutionPolitical PsychologyPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Journal of Peace Research.

Supervision of Master and PhD theses is offered on the following topics:

·       Manifestations, antecedents, and consequences of internal conflicts within Israeli society (Religious, national, ethnic and ideological)

·       The psychological factors that shape policy and voting preferences

·       Psychological differences between liberalism and conservatism / left and right

·        The psychology of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

·       Antecedents and consequences of support for political violence and social exclusion

·       Stereotypes and prejudice in intergroup conflict

·       The politics of threat perceptions

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Oct 2011Jun 2015

Award Date: 30 Jun 2015

Master's Degree

Oct 2007Jun 2009

Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

Bachelor, Tel Aviv University

Oct 2002Jun 2005

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005


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