Prof. Ifat Maoz

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

Academic Background and Fields of Interest

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.

Email: msifat@mail.huji.ac.il

Office Hours:  Tuesdays 18:00-19:00 Room 5409, Communication

Selected Publications:

  • Maoz, I. , Yaniv, I. & Ivri, N. (2007). Decision Framing and Willingness to make compromise in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Journal of Peace Research, 44 (1), 81-91.
  • Maoz, I., Bar-On, D. & Yikya, S. (2007). “They understand only force”: A critical examination of the erruption of verbal violence in a Jewish-Palestinian dialogue. Peace and Conflict Studies. (2)14, 27-48.
  • Maoz, I. & McCauley, C. (2008).Threat , dehumanization and support for retaliatory-aggressive policies in asymmetric conflict Journal of Conflict Resolution, (1)52, 93-116.
  • Maoz, I.  & Ellis, D. (2008). Intergroup Communication as a Predictor of Jewish-Israeli Agreement with Integrative Solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Mediating Effects of Outgroup Trust and Guilt. Journal of Communication, 58, 490-507.
  • Maoz, I. (2009). The Women and Peace Hypothesis? The Effect of Opponent-negotiators' Gender on Evaluation of Compromise Solutions in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. International Negotiation, 14, 521-538.
  • Maoz, I. , Freedman, G. & McCauley, C. (2010). Fled or Expelled? Representation of the Israeli-Arab conflict in U.S. high school history textbooks. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 1(16).
  • Maoz, I. (2011). Contact in protracted asymmetrical conflict: Twenty years of planned encounters between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. Journal of Peace Research, 48(1), 115-125.
  • Maoz, I. (2012). The Face of the Enemy: The Effect of Press-reported Visual Information Regarding the Facial Features of Opponent politicians on Support for Peace. Political Communication.
  • Maoz, I. (2012). The dangers of prejudice reduction interventions: Empirical evidence from encounters between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Invited commentary on Dixon et al's article: "Beyond prejudice: Are negative evaluations the problem? Is getting us to like one another more the solution?". Behavioral and Brain Sciences 
  • David, Y. & Maoz, I. (2015). Gender Perceptions and Support for Compromise in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Peace and conflict Journal of Peace Psychology. 
  • de Vries, M., Simry, A., & Maoz, I. (2015). Like a bridge over troubled water: Using Facebook to mobilize solidarity among East Jerusalem Palestinians during the 2014 war in Gaza. International Journal of Communication9, 2622–2649.
  • Mor, Y., Kligler-Vilenchik, N. & Maoz, I. (2015). Political expression on Facebook in a context of conflict: Dilemmas and coping strategies of Jewish-Israeli youth. Social Media + Society, 1(2), 1-10.
  • Mor, I., Ron, Y. & Maoz, I. (2016). "Likes" for Peace: Can Facebook promote dialogue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?. Media and Communication, 4(1), 15-26.
  • de Vries, M., Kligler-Vilenchik, N., Alyan, E., Ma’oz, M., & Maoz, I. (2017). Digital contestation in protracted conflict: The online struggle over al-Aqsa Mosque. The Communication Review20(3), 189–211.
  • Nagar, R. & Maoz, I. (2017). Predicting Jewish-Israeli recognition of Palestinian pain and suffering. Journal of Conflict Resolution,61(2), 372-397.
  • David, Y., Rosler, N., & Maoz, I. (2017). Gender-empathic constructions, empathy and support for compromise in intractable conflict. Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • Hazboun, I., Maoz, I. & Blondheim, M. (2018). Palestinian media landscape: Experiences, narratives, and agendas of journalists under restrictions, The Communication Review
  • Mor, Y. & Maoz, I. (2019). ‘The new Middle East’: Jewish-Israeli exclusion of Palestinians in Facebook advertising. First Monday, 24 (9).