Assistant Professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy

and Strategy, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, and a

Senior Researcher and the Head of the Right-Wing Extremism and

Hate Crime Desk at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

(ICT), Israel

She is also a Senior Fellow and the Scientific Director of the

Extremism and Political Violence Project at the National Security

Studies Center, University of Haifa. 

After completing her doctorate degree in political science at the

University of Antwerp (Belgium), she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at

the Government Department, Cornell University.

The bulk of her research has been within the field of right-wing extremism and political violence, with a particular emphasis on Israel, and has appeared or is forthcoming in, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Psychology, Electoral Studies, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, and other outlets. She is currently working on a book project tentatively titled: "The Israeli Settler Movement: Assessing and Explaining Social Movement Success", co-authored with Professor Cas Mudde

Dr. Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler

Senior Lecturer, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy; Academic Director, ​​Rabin Leadership Program, IDC Herzliya, Israel

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