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I am an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I received my PhD in Political Science and my BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My main research interests are in comparative political behavior in advanced democracies, public opinion, political representation and gender and politics. I explore, from a comparative perspective, notions of identity and how they shape and construct different political behaviors. Empirically, my geographical region of expertise is Europe, targeting identification processes and their manifestations in the variegated European political settings. My work on these topics has been published in American Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Party Politics, European Union Politics and Political Psychology and has been supported by the Israel Science Foundation and the Thyssen Foundation. In my current work, I examine failures in representation linked to changes in mainstream party platforms. I also study radical right populism; how overtime changes in the representation of groups increases support for populist and extremist causes, what explains the gender gap in the vote for populist parties and how the incentives to vote for populist parties are rooted in the ways voters tell their national story. On this website, I offer information about my research projects, a link to my CV, publications and teaching materials. To get in touch, write to me at odelia.oshri@mail.huji.ac.il

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