Dr. Julia Elad-Strenger is a lecturer (U.S. assistantprofessor) at the department of political studies. After completing her PhDstudies at Ben-Gurion University (2015), she was a post-doctoral fellow at theInterdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (2015-2017), and an Alexander vonHumboldt post-doctoral fellow at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany (2017-2018).
Dr. Elad-Strenger is a politicalpsychologist, studying political ideologies and contemporary ideological shiftsin public opinion, with a particular emphasis on ideological extremism andpolarization. Her work also focuses on the psychology of intergroup conflict (particularly the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and conflicts between subgroupsin Israeli society), and on the psychological mechanisms underlying publicsupport for right-wing populism. Her studies are based on quantitativemethodologies, including experiments and large-N surveys, and focus primarilyon the Israeli and Western-European contexts. Her research has appeared inleading journals such asJournal of Conflict Resolution, PoliticalPsychology, Personailtyand Social Psychology BulletinandJournal of Peace Research.