Eran Amsalem


Eran Amsalem is a visiting postdoctoral scholar at Stanford’s Department of Political Science. Starting in December 2019, he will be an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Eran’s research examines the media coverage of politics and the effects of mass and interpersonal communication on people’s political attitudes and knowledge. In his studies, he uses a variety of quantitative methods, including experiments, surveys, meta-analysis, and computational text analysis.

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Dr. Christian Baden



Dr. Christian Baden is a senior lecturer at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on the collaborative, dynamic construction of meaning in conflict and crisis discourse, specifically investigating the resonance and justification of frames. He is also member of the INFOCORE project consortium investigating the role of media in war and conflict.



Dr. Meital Balmas Cohen


A senior lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism. Her Research interests centers on the relations between media and politics, with a specific focus on political personalization in the national and international arena, press independence from government officials and views and public opinion researches such as the effects of political satire on political attitudes


Prof. Menahem Blondheim


A full professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. His research explores the role of communication in American and in Jewish history, as well as the history of media, and the development, performance, and meaning of communication technologies, new and old.


Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann



A Lecturer of cinema studies in the Department of Communication and Journalism and in the DAAD Center for German Studies. His fields of research, teaching and publication are film history and film theory; memory culture and cinematic remembrance of the Holocaust; West and East German cinema; film heritage and archival films; and documentary cinema.


Dmitry Epstein


Dr. Dmitry Epstein

Dmitry Epstein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with an affiliation at the Federmann Cyber Security Center. His research focuses on the intersection of information, technology, policy, and society. Dmitry is currently serving as the Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet).


Prof. Paul Frosh



Paul Frosh is a Full Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. His research interests include visual culture (with an emphasis on photography and digital screen culture), media aesthetics, cultural production, media witnessing and cultural memory. He is a co-editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies.


Dr. Nicholas John



A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism. His research interests include the Internet and new media, Web 2.0, technology and society, and privacy. He is especially interested in the notion of sharing as a keyword for the digital age.


Prof. Zohar Kampf


Zohar Kampf is an Associate Professor of Language and communication. His main research interest lies in the linkage among language, media and politics. He has published articles in the areas of discourse analysis, political communication, and Journalism and two books on media practices in times of conflict.


Dr. Neta Kligler-Vilenchik


An Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. Her research focuses on youth civic and political participation in the context of the changing media environment.


Prof. Ifat Maoz



Ifat Maoz is a Full Professor, Member of the Hebrew University Standing Committee and Board of Governors, Head of Doctoral Program of the Department of Communication and Journalism and Director of the Swiss Center and of the MA and Doctoral Program for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution. Prof. Ifat Maoz holds the Danny Arnold Chair in Communication. She is a social psychologist researching psychology and media in conflict and intergroup relations. Her current main interests include social media, group identities and conflict; cognitive processing of social and political information, and the dynamics of intergroup encounters and public opinion in conflict.


Prof. Raya Morag



Raya Morag is an Associate Professor of cinema studies at the Department of Communication and Journalism, the Hebrew University. Her research and publications deal with post-traumatic cinema and ethics; cinema, war, and masculinity; perpetrator trauma; documentary cinema; New German Cinema; Vietnam War Films; Israeli and Palestinian second Intifada cinema; and corporeal-feminist film critique. Her current research projects focus on the perpetrator figure and societal trauma in cinema, and New Cambodian Cinema.


Prof. Lilach Nir

Prof. Lilach Nir




An Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Communication and Journalism. She specializes in public opinion, mass media effects, and social-network effects on political attitudes, cognitions and behavior.


Prof. Amit Pinchevski



An Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. His research interests include ethical aspects of the limits of communication, media as means of witnessing and memory, and various “pathologies” of communication and their construction.


Prof. Aner Preminger



An Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. An active filmmaker and film scholar.

on sabbatical leave


Prof. Tamir Sheafer




Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and a full Professor in the Department of Political Science and in the Department of Communication and Journalism, Vice Dean for Academic Matters in the Faculty of Social Science, and one of the founders of the university’s Political Communication Program. His main area of research and teaching is political communication.


Prof. Limor Shifman


Vice Dean for Academic Matters in the Faculty of Social Sciences and an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, and a former research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK. She specializes in new media, popular culture and the social construction of humor.

on sabbatical leave


Dr. Gadi Taub



A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism, and the Federman School of Public Policy and Government. His research interests include political ideology, the influence of American culture on Israel, psychoanalytic theory, and gender and sexuality.


Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt


An Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism.Her research interests include: cultural and political dimensions of news, the intersection of political communication and popular culture, media and memory, the changing faces of journalism, comparative media research, and transcultural media flows.







Prof. Hanna Adoni


PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1977 Prof. Adoni is Professor Emeritus of the Communication and Journalism Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she served as a Chair of the Department, Chair of the Smart Institute of Communication and co-editor of Devarim Achadim: The Israel Journal of Communication, Culture and Society. Since year 2000 she is incumbent of Danny Arnold Chair in Communications at the Hebrew University. Prior to joining IDC, she taught for three years at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley Academic College and developed their BA in Communication. Prof. Adoni's research interests are mass communication and cultural behavior, literacy and reading in the new media environment, psycho-social uses of new technologies, and media and minorities in multi-cultural societies.


Prof. Elihu Katz



Elihu Katz is the founder of the Department of Communication and Journalism, and of communication studies in Israel. A Professor Emeritus of Communications and Sociology at the Hebrew University, he serves as Trustee Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication. He also serves as Visiting Lecturer at the Hebrew University.






Prof. Yeshayahu Nir







Prof. Alan Rosenthal


Alan Rosenthal is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Jerusalem, with a focus of making history/political documentaries and docudramas. He was educated at Oxford and Stanford Universities, and is now a Professor of Communications at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem), York University (Toronto) and Stanford University. Alan is also an author of numerous books on documentary filmmaking of which include, Writing Directing & Producing Documentary, New Challenges for Documentary, Writing Docudrama:Dramatizing Reality for Film & TV, The Documentary Conscience: A casebook in filmmaking.



Prof. Jacob Shamir



An Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. His research focuses on Political Communication and Public Opinion.




Prof. Etti Schely-Newman



An Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. Her research interests include an interdisciplinary approach to language and culture, particularly in Israel. She employs an ethnographic approach to communication that results in focusing on Israeli modes of speaking, considering the effects of culture, ethnicity, and gender. Professor Schely-Newman also researches life stories, folklore and media, and language socialization.



Prof. Gadi Wolfsfeld

Prof. Gadi Wolfsfeld


Gadi Wolfsfeld is a full professor that held a joint appointment in political science and communication at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He received his Ph.D in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has previously served as chair of the department of communication, director of the Smart Family Institute of Communication, director of the Levi Eshkol Institute for Economic, Social and Political Research and Chair of the Political Communication section of the American Political Science Association. He has published dozens of scholarly articles in the field of political communication and five books. He has joined the academic staff at the Sammy Ofer School of Communication in March 2012.