Ariel Zellman (Ph.D.) is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Department of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University. After completing his Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University (2012), he received a post-doctoral fellowship at New York University's Taub Center for Israeli Studies in 2012-13. From 2013-2015, he was a post-doctoral fellow at both the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He joined the Political Studies Department at Bar Ilan in 2015. His research focuses on linkages between narratives of national identity and international territorial conflict protraction in the Middle East and former Yugoslavia with a methodological focus on comparative historical analysis and survey experimentation. His work has been published in the Journal of Peace Research and Security Studies. At Bar Ilan, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as a graduate seminar on territorial politics.