I am a social psychologist, born and raised in Israel. Surrounded by, and being part of, intense conflicts between groups, I developed a special interest in the psychology of intergroup relations. I completed my BA and MA degrees at Tel Aviv University under the supervision of Dr. Arie Nadler. During those years I also took an active part in Jewish-Arab dialogue groups, both as a participant and as a facilitator. My work with Dr. Nadler, coupled with my experiences in intergroup encounters, has led me to pursue a PhD in social psychology. I
received my doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut in 2008. My advisors were Dr. Jack Dovidio and Dr. Felicia Pratto. After receiving the PhD, I was a postdoctoral associate at Yale University. In 2009 I joined the psychology faculty at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya which since then has been my new home. I am highly devoted to utilizing my research in order to benefit social change organizations in Israel. I do so by consulting and advising NGO's and other organizations that are focused on reducing intergroup bias and promoting reconciliation. Read more about my applied work, and my research projects. You can also download my full CV here.