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Our Team

Lab Director

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Yossi David

Dr. Yossi David is a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His research focuses on the effect of social bias (Beliefs, Ideologies, Affect, and Stereotypes) on public opinion and social behavior.

Post-Doctoral fellows

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Tair Tager-Shafrir

Dr. Tair Tager-Shafrir is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Her research focuses on the effects of gendered language on gender inequality, cognitive gender bias, sexist attitudes, and stereotypes.

PhD students

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Amir Koren

Amir Koren is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. His doctoral research focuses on the effects of discrete emotions on political behavior and attitudes.

M.A. Students

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Shai Abarbanel

Shai Abarbanel is a Master's (M.A.) student in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel. Her master's research focuses on the intersection of religion and sexuality in popular music video clips.
Bar Yogev

Bar Yogev

Bar Yogev is an M.A. student in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel. Her master's research focuses on understanding the role of integrations with social robots in reducing depression and loneliness.
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Bar Fishman

Bar Fishman is an M.A. student in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel. His areas of interest include the tangency between political science and the digital sphere, with a focus on digital diplomacy and civic participation, using a mixed-methods approach.

Lab Manager

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Mor Keleynikov

Mor Keleynikov is currently serving as a Lab Manager while pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Haifa. Mor's research delves into the intricate dynamics of emotion regulation, particularly exploring its role in aiding parents during crisis and understanding how stressful events impact their emotional well-being and emotion regulation tendencies and abilities.

Former members

Post-Doctoral fellows

Baruch Shomron

Baruch Shomron (2021-2023)

Prof. Dr. Baruch Shomron is the Israel Professor in Communication Science at the Department of Communication at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. His research focuses on communication rights, media capabilities, media representations, the digital divide, and health communication, especially regarding marginalized populations.
Yael Bar-Tzedek

Yael Bar-Tzedek (2022-2023)

Dr. Yael Bar-Tzedek is the head of the Gender Equity and Diversity Commission and lecturer at the Gender Studies Program at Bar Ilan University. Her research focuses on media representation and social norms regarding sexual and gender violence as well as feminist and queer social movements.

PhD students

Isabella Gonçalves

Isabella Gonçalves (2020-2024)

Isabella Gonçalves is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Communication at Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) in Mainz, Germany, and a research associate at the Communication Science Research Group at JGU.

B.A. Students

2021-2023

Ron Baslo

2019-2021

Shannon Srinidaran

2019-2021

Antonia Schulz

2019-2021

Matthis Pechtol

Lab Manager

2022-2023

Nitzan Michaeli

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