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Hello! My name is Lotem Bassan-Nygate. Starting in Fall 2024, I will be an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy SchoolI'm currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and was previously a predoctoral research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Middle East Initiative.

My research lies at the intersection of international relations, political psychology, and experimental methods. In my book project, I develop a multi-audience theory of shaming that sheds light on the motives, outcomes, and unintended consequences of foreign criticism. This book project is based on my doctoral dissertation, which won the 2024 Merze Tate Award (formerly Helen Dwight Reid Award) for the best international relations, law, and politics dissertation from the American Political Science Association.

My broader research agenda can be grouped into three topics: domestic politics of international relations, political behavior, and experimental research methods. My work has appeared in or been accepted to several journals including the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and Journal of Experimental Political Science.

I received my PhD in Political Science in 2023 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and hold a B.A. (cum laude) in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

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