I am Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University.  My research examines the impact of globalization on national identity and citizenship. I received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University. In 2019-2020, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center. 


One longstanding project analyzes the consequences of the permissive shift in states' relation to dual citizenship. Other projects I am currently working on examine related questions, including: What drives the acquisition of investor visas by millionaires in developing countries? Do people equate international travel with high social status? Are citizenship and national identity coming to be viewed in an instrumental manner, and what measures do states employ to make them more sacred? 

My book, Citizenship 2.0: Dual Nationality as a Global Asset (Princeton University Press), came out in 2019. The book analyzes and compares the dynamics of dual citizenship in three cases: EU citizenship in Israel, Hungarian citizenship in Serbia and U.S. dual nationality in Mexico. The book sheds light on the global trend of strategic citizenship, and explores its implications for ethnic and national identities, immigration and inequality. 

Upcoming talks 
November 5, 2020 - Tel-Aviv University. Panel on Citizenship 2.0 with Adriana Kemp, Dani Kaplan and Gadi Algazi
November 6, 2020 - UC San Diego, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies. 3PM ET. Presentation and discussion of Citizenship 2.0
Discussant: Rogers Brubaker
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Photo by Henrique Pacini

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