Odelia Oshri is an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her PhD in Political Science and her BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her main research interests are in comparative political behavior in advanced democracies, public opinion, political representation and gender and politics. She explores, from a comparative perspective, notions of identity and how they shape and construct different political behaviors. Empirically, her geographical region of expertise is Europe, targeting identification processes and their manifestations in the variegated European political settings. Her work on these topics has been published in, amongst others, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics and Political Psychology and has been supported by the Israel Science Foundation and the Thyssen Foundation.
Her current research studies radical right populism; how overtime changes in the representation of groups increases support for populist and extremist causes, what explains the gender gap in the vote for populist parties and how the incentives to vote for populist parties are rooted in the ways voters tell their national story.
Dr Oshri teaches classes on European politics, politics of identity, populism, electoral politics and gender and politics.
Recent Publications (2018-present)
Oshri, O & Shenhav, S. R. (2018). Between continuity and change: The EU’s mechanism of differentiated value integration. European Journal of Political Research. Oshri, O., Harsgor, L., & Malka, R. I.(2020). Politics of recognition and redistribution: The effect of feminist consciousness on vote choice.In Gender Gaps in Israeli Politics, Michal Shamir, Hanna Herzog and Naomi Chazan (eds.), Tel Aviv: Van Leer Institute Press and Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing Press, p. 87-114. Oshri, O., Kedar, O. & Hazan, N. (2020).Voting for Equality: The Gender gap in Voting.In Gender Gaps in Israeli Politics, Michal Shamir, Hanna Herzog and Naomi Chazan (eds.), Tel Aviv: Van Leer Institute Press and Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing Press, p. 87-114.