Michael Freedman

I am an assistant professor (lecturer) in political science at the University of Haifa. I am also a founder of the Political Behaviour Lab (with Israel Waismel Manor and Liran Harsgor) and a member of the Haifa Data Science Research Center (DSRC). 

Before Haifa, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University. I have a PhD in political science, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2019). 

I study religion, conflict, and citizen-state interactions in Israel and the Muslim world. My work combines big data approaches with experiments and in-depth interviews. My research has been published in multiple outlets including the American Sociological Review, Political Behavior, Political Science Research Methods, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

You can contact me at mrfreed@poli.haifa.ac.il or find me on Twitter.