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Yoav Reuven Halperin

PHD Candidate

Media, Culture, and Communication

Yoav Halperin's broad research interests include the politics of digital media, political communication, social movements, digital literacy, and the dynamics of online communication. Yoav’s current research focuses on the role of social media networks in shaping new political formations and imaginaries in contemporary Israeli society. His dissertation combines mining of social media archives with ethnographic fieldwork for the study of digitally mediated social and political movements, online interactions between social media users from different political-ideological circles, online political violence, politicians’ use of social media channels, and online policing. Yoav holds a BA in philosophy and history (cum laude) and an MA in philosophy (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University, where he focused on critical theory and phenomenology. 


Media, Culture, and Communication

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