Power & Social Change Lab
Noya Kislev, Graduate student
I am a PhD student in social psychology at the IDC Herzliya, supervised by Tamar Saguy. I received my B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Social Psychology from IDC Herzliya. My research interests include gender stereotypes, gender development among children and gender-typing processes induced by parents, environment and culture. In particular, I am interested in effective ways to change gender-typing of children.
Hanna Szekeres, Graduate Student
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate (and assistant lecturer) in the department of Social Psychology at Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary, under the supervision of Tamar Saguy, Eran Halperin and Anna Kende. My general research interests are different aspects of intergroup relations, particularly involving groups in conflict (e.g., the Israeli-Palestinian conflict), minority and majority members in a society (e.g., the Roma and non-Roma in Eastern Europe, African Americans or Muslims and Whites in the U.S.), or gender norms. In my dissertation research, I investigate the psychological and intergroup processes that underlie the phenomenon of witnessing and (not) confronting prejudice and discrimination as a bystander. See my personal page here.
Eric Shuman, Graduate Student
I am a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Groningen supervised by Tamar Saguy, Eran Halperin, and Martijn van Zomeren. I received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Global Politics from Washington and Lee University in 2014, and completed my M.A. in Social Psychology at the IDC Herzliya. My research interests include collective action and emotions, and power relations in conflict. In particular, I am interested in different types of collective action (e.g. nonviolent, nonnormative, violent). My research examines psychological factors that promote support for these types of action, but also the effects and effectiveness of these types of action at motivating the high power group to address inequality and pursue conflict resolution. Please see my personal page for more details
Nechumi Yaffe (Alumni)
Nechumi Yaffe is a faculty member in the Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University. She completed her postdoctoral research at Princeton University affiliated with the Daniel Kahneman Center of Behavioral Science and Public Policy, and the University Center for Human Values. Nechumi’s research examines, from a social psychology perspective, how identity, social norms, and authority play a role in creating and preserving poverty. Her work focuses on the ultra-orthodox (Haredi) community in Israel and USA. Before entering her doctoral program, she was an advisor for the Haredi educational system she wrote the new curriculum in history and the history textbook used by all Israeli Haredi high schools. Nechumi earned a Ph.D. in political science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. supervised by Avner de-Shalit, Eran Halperin and Tamar Saguy.
Siwar Aslih (Alumni)
I am currently a Post-doctoral associate at Stanford University. I completed my Ph.D at the University of Groningen and the IDC Herzliya, supervised by Martijn van Zomeren, Eran Halperin and Tamar Saguy. I received my dual-major B.A. in Psychology and Educational counseling and my M.A. in group counseling from University of Haifa. My main areas of interest are collective action, power relations embedded in intergroup conflicts, and collective emotions and beliefs. My PhD project investigates emotions and emotion regulation in collective action in the context of intractable conflicts with a power relations perspective. Please visit my personal page.