Alon Yakter is a Lecturer in the School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs at Tel Aviv University. Alon's research and teaching interests include comparative political economy and social policy, identity politics, and electoral behavior during conflicts. His work has been funded by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy and by the Center for European Studies in the University of Michigan and has been published in such journals as the European Journal of Political Research and PS: Political Science & Politics. Before joining the faculty at Tel Aviv University, Alon completed his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Michigan and his M.A. (summa cum laude) and B.A. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.