I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Political Science, University of Haifa. My first stream of research engages with the literature on democratic backsliding; it explores the erosion of democratic norms and institutions; and it challenges the premises of democratic participation. My second stream of research focuses on how democratic health shapes the physiological and psychological well-being of the public, and its effects on citizens’ attitude formation, electoral preferences, and participation. My research was published in leading political science, communication and medical journals, and featured in various media outlets including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz. I have been a visiting professor at Stanford University and Cornell University.
Waismel-Manor, I., Bar-Siman-Tov, I., Rozenberg, O., Levanon, A., Benoît, C., & Ifergane, G. (2022). Should I Stay (Open) or Should I Close? World legislatures during the first wave of Covid19. Political Studies, forthcoming.
Waismel-Manor, I., Moy, P., Neumann, R., Shechnick. M. 2021. Does Corruption Corrupt? The Behavioral Effects of Mediated Exposure to Corruption. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, forthcoming.
Tsfati, Y., Cohen, J., Dvir Gvirsman, S., Tsuriel, K., Waismel-Manor, I., & Holbert, R. 2021. Political Para-Social Relationship as a Predictor of Voting Preferences in the Israeli 2019 Elections. Communication Research, forthcoming.
Vodvonos, A., Novack, V., Waismel-Manor, I., Ezra, Y., Guetta, A. & Ifergane, G. 2021. Sick of News: The Association Between TV News Rating and Following Day Headache Related Emergency Department Visits in Israel. PLOS One 16:4.
Bar-Siman-Tov, I., Rozenberg, O., Benoît, C., Waismel-Manor, I. & Levanon, A. 2021. Measuring Legislative Activity during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Introducing the ParlAct and ParlTech Indexes. International Journal of Parliamentary Studies, 1: 109–126.
Backhaus, S., Gross, M., Waismel-Manor, I., Cohen, H. & Canetti, D. 2020. A Cyberterrorism Effect? Emotional Reactions to Lethal Attacks on Critical Infrastructure. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 23:9, 595-603.
Canetti, D., Gross, M., Waismel-Manor, I., Levanon, A., & Cohen, H. 2017. How Cyberattacks Terrorize: Cortisol and Personal Insecurity Jump in the Wake of Cyberattacks. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20: 2, 72-77.
Lev-On, A. & Waismel-Manor, I. 2016. Looks that Matter: The Effect of Physical Attractiveness in Low-and High-Information Elections. American Behavioral Scientist, 60: 14, 1756-1771. Equal contributor.
Canetti-Nisim, D., Gross, M. & Waismel-Manor, I. 2015. "Immune from Cyber-Fire? The Psychological & Physiological Effects of Cyberwar ". In: Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare . Edited by Fritz Allhoff, Adam Henschke, and Bradley Jay Strawser. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
Tsfati, Y., Markowitz-Elfassi, D. & Waismel-Manor, I. 2010. Exploring the Association Between Physical Attractiveness and News Coverage: Correlational and experimental evidence. International Journal of Press and Politics. 15:2, 175-192.
Scheindlin, D. & Waismel-Manor, I. 2008. “Falafel and Apple Pie: American Consultants, Modernization and Americanization of Electoral Campaigns in Israel” in Dennis Johnson (ed.) Handbook of Political Management. New York: Routledge, 317-331.
Jones-Correa, M. & Waismel-Manor, I. 2007. “Verifying Implementation of Language Provisions in the Voting Rights Act” in Ana Henderson (ed.) Protecting Democracy: Using Research to Inform the Voting Rights Reauthorization Debate. Berkeley, University of California Press, 161-180.
Scheufele, D. A., Hardy, B. W., Brossard, D., Waismel‐Manor, I. S. & Nisbet, E. 2006. Democracy based on difference: Examining the links between structural heterogeneity, heterogeneity of discussion networks, and democratic citizenship. Journal of Communication,56:4, 728-753.
Noa Shpigel M.A. Student
Does horserace coverage increase in sequential elections?
Advised with Alon Zoizner
Arnon Ben-David Ph.D. Candidate
The religionization and politicalization of primary and secondary education is Israel and the United States.
Advised with Ayelet Banai
Inda Novominsky M.A.
Examining the representation of the Ultra- Orthodox factions in the Knesset using topic modelling of Divrei Haknesset
Advised with Yael Netzer
Heather Hughes M.A.
The Macedonian fake news industry.
Advised with Robert Kupiecki
Vika Koukvine M.A.
How social identity affects the vote among Israelis from the former Soviet Union?
Advised with Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan
Amir Schreiber Ph.D.
Political Participation in an Era of Digital Democracy: The effect of political internet tools on citizens' political participation and the ways these may reduce second and third order digital divide.
Joseph Sarid Ph.D.
Getting to the ballot: Distance to the ballot, priming group identity in GOTV campaigns.
Advised with Daphna Canetti
Einav Jerochim-Segal M.A.
Politicians' Physical Appearance and Electability: The case of Merkel and Livni.
Liron Canneti M.A.
Political Consumerism: Types, nature and expression in the Israeli society. Advised with Yael Yishai.
Vardit Shterenbach M.A.
The Construction of Women's Identity in Women's Magazines 1947-2006. Advised with Uzi Elyada
Naor Cohen M.A.
Psalms vs. Missiles: National resilience in Israel and the United States. Advised with Daphna Canetti
Yael Rivka Kaplan Postdoctoral Researcher
The multidimensional and dynamic nature of representation
Tehila Ben Yosef M.A. Student
The veil of ignorance, prejudice, or both?
Liam Tamano M.A. Student
Affective polarization is Israel
Moran Shechnick Ph.D. Student
Does corruption corrupt?