Hello! My name is Lotem Bassan-Nygate, I'm a predoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Middle East Initiative and a PhD candidate at the Political Science department at the University of Wisconsin -- Madison. In 2023-2024, I will be a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton.
In my research, I study the domestic consequences of international criticism in the target and sender states. Some of my ongoing work examines how human rights shaming shapes attitudes at home; the role of racial rhetoric in shaping dynamics of foreign criticism; and the generalizability of international relations experiments beyond the U.S.
My work appeared or is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Experimental Political Science, World Trade Review and International Relations.
I hold a B.A. (cum laude) in International Relations and Communications and a M.A. in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.