I hold BA and MA degrees in political science from the University of Haifa.
I gained my PHD in political science at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, under the supervision of Prof. Cas Mudde. After receiving my PhD, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Government at Cornell University.
I joined the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in 2012. I am also affiliated with the
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the IDC and the
National Security Studies Centerat the University of Haifa.
I live in Haifa, Israel, with my husband Itai, and four children, Itamar, Yotam, Lior and Neta.