Lotem Bassan-Nygate

Position title: Ph.D. Student: International Relations

Email: lbassan@wisc.edu

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Research Interests:

Political psychology, Norms, International organizations, Israel, Experiments.

Biography:

Lotem Bassan-Nygate is a Ph.D. student in the Political Science department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lotem’s research lies in the intersection of political psychology and international institutions. She studies how international actors shape domestic norms and public opinion, with a regional focus on human rights in Israel. Lotem holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) in International Relations and Communications and a M.A. (magna cum laude) in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Lotem is currently the graduate student coordinator of the International Relations Colloquium.

Publications:

Bassan-Nygate, Lotem & Chagai M. Weiss. “Party Competition and Cooperation Shape Affective Polarization: Evidence from Natural and Survey Experiments in Israel”. Comparative Political Studies, Forthcoming.

Awards:

Ronald Rapoport Summer Research Collaborative Program – 2021

Charles and Gayle Mazursky Student Support Fund, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison – 2021

Graduate Student Travel/Research Grant Competition, Wisconsin Project on International Relations – 2020

Political Science Summer Initiative funding, University of Wisconsin – Madison – 2020

George and Sylvia Laikin Prize, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison – 2020

Graduate Student Travel/Research Grant Competition, Wisconsin Project on International Relations – 2019

Political Science Summer Initiative funding, University of Wisconsin – Madison – 2019

Charles and Gayle Mazursky Student Support Fund, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison – 2018

Isaac and Ida Lipton Study Abroad Fellowship Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison – 2018

Graduate School Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2018-2019