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Lotem Bassan-Nygate

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, 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.


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