Dr. Yael Zeira
Croft Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies

Yael Zeira worked with the Croft Institute from the fall of 2013 to the spring of 2020 as Croft Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies. Prior to starting at Mississippi, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

Zeira’s research agenda examines the causes and consequences of public opinion and political behavior in authoritarian and conflict settings, including Palestine, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates. Her book, The Revolution Within: State Institutions and Unarmed Resistance in Palestine (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019), investigates the causes of individual participation in anti-regime resistance using original survey, interview, and archival research in the Palestinian Territories. She also writes about the causes of political compliance in authoritarian regimes and the domestic and international drivers of public opinion towards political conflict and violence, including the spread of sectarianism. Her research has been published in the journals Comparative Political Studies and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. She holds a Ph.D. from New York University and a B.A. from Yale University.

yzeira at olemiss dot edu
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