Academic Background and Fields of Interest
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.
Professor Wolfsfeld currently working on a research project concerning the role of the social media in collective action. In addition he is beginning a new book that will develop and detail his “Political Contest Model” that is designed to explain how the role of the media in politics can change over time and circumstance.