Liran Harsgor

Liran Harsgor
Doctoral student, department of Political Science
Dissertation title: Formative Experiences and their Political Consequences: generational explanations of political behavior
Supervisors: Prof. Orit Kedar and Prof. Michael Shalev

Liran Harsgor is a doctoral candidate and a recipient of the President’s Scholarship, she holds a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from Haifa University and an M.A. from Hebrew University in Political Science. Her doctoral thesis focuses on formative experiences and their effects on generational differences in political positions and electoral preferences. Her first paper, "The Transformation of the Partisan Gender Gap in in the US: A Generational Replacement?", won the prize for best paper presented at the Winter School on Elections and Voting Behavior at the University of Montreal in March 2016.

Liran is working with Professor Orit Kader as a part of a comparative research project which is examining how electoral districts affect representativeness and the political system with an emphasis placed on district magnitude as the main explanatory factor. The first article as a part of this project, on inequality between voters, was published in the American Journal of Political Science.

The article which Liran wrote along with Odelia Oshri and Reut Izkovitch for a book published by the Van Leer Institute, which focuses on feminist awareness and its influence on the 2013 elections in Israel, won the Baruch and Bella Tal Prize of the Political Science Department.  An additional article which Liran wrote with Raz Eizenberg on the voter threshold in Israel is to be published in the book “The 2015 Elections in Israel”.