JSP PH.D. STUDENT
Punishment, politics, and reform
I'm a Jurisprudence and Social Policy Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley.
My academic journey is about understanding how people think about justice and democracy. In the process, I'm busting old myths about public opinion and punishment.
I ask, mainly, how do people form preferences for criminal justice policy, and how to solve the puzzle of a responsive yet not punitive punishment in a representative democracy?
I apply behavioral science approaches to the study of individuals' motivation to punish, and computational social science methods to explain digital media's effect on criminal justice discourse.
LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D. (expected, 2025)
Curiosity about justice as a vocation brought me to law school, where I focused on studying jurisprudence and socio-legal theory. After a short learning period with inspiring lawyers of the Israeli National Public Defense department, I came to Berkeley in the pursuit of higher education and an immersive research environment.
Here I researched discretionary parole, emerging technologies in the criminal justice system, and the politics of criminal justice policy change.
In my work, I apply psychological methods to imagine new innovative ways of figuring out how can we move towards an inclusive society