Dr. Yaeli Bloch-Elkon

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Dr. Yaeli Bloch-Elkon
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Education

1997                         B.A. - Political Science-Public Communications

                                 (summa cum laude)

1997                         Professional Diploma in Mass Media and Journalism

                                 (magna cum laude)

1999                         M.A.- Political Science-Public Communications

                                 (magna cum laude)

2003                         Ph.D. - Political Science-Public Communications

                                 (University Fellowship of Excellence)

2004-07                    Post-Doctoral Research - Department of Political Science and the
                                  Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP)

 

Professional Work

 

2004-05               Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, NY, Department of              Political Science
2006-to-Date Associate Research Scholar, Columbia University, NY, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP)
2008-to-Date Research Associate, Bar Ilan University, Begin-Sadat Center For Strategic Studies (BESA)

 

 

 

Year

 

 

1997-1998

 

 

1997-1998

 

1998-1999

 

 

1999-2000

                    

 

1999-2000

 

 

2000-to-Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003-2004

                     

 

2004-to-Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005-2007

 

 

 

2008-2009

 

 

 

2009-to-Date

 

 

 

2009-to-Date

 

 

2011-to-Date

 

 

2012-to-Date

                 

 

Assistant Chair, Public Communication Program,

Bar Ilan University

 

Secretary, Israeli Political Science Association (IPSA).

 

Assistant Head, International Policy and Communication

Center, Bar Ilan University

 

Assistant Editor, PATUACH/PCS: Journal of Politics,

Communications, and Society [Hebrew]

 

Advisor, Division of Academic Coordination and

Development, Open-University

            

Memberships in Professional Organizations:

International Communication Association (ICA);

International Studies Association (ISA); American

Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR);

American Political Science Association (APSA);

Israel Communication Association (ISCA); Israel

Political Science Association (ISPSA)

 

Undergraduate Adviser, Public Communication

Program, Bar Ilan University

 

Book/Paper/Grant Proposal Reviewer for

Professional/Academic Journals, Publishers:

Harvard/ International Journal of Press/Politics;

Journal of Political  Communication; Journal of

Communication; Journalism; Political Science

Quarterly; Public Opinion Quarterly; Foreign

Policy Analysis; International Political Science

Review; International Studies Quarterly; Critical

Studies on Terrorism; International Review of Social

Psychology etc.; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

(book proposals and manuscripts); SAGE

Publications (book proposals).

 

Lectures for the "Israel Bonds" (Development

corporation for Israel), and the Israeli Council,

Public Relations and Academic Affairs, NY, USA.

 

Special assistant, Chair, Communication Program,

Bar Ilan University Establishment of School of

Communication proposal to Higher Education Council.

 

Executive Committee, Israel Communication

Association (ISCA).

 

 

Pedagogy Committee, Communications Program,

Bar Ilan University.

 

Grants and Research Committee, School of

Communication, Bar Ilan University.

 

Rosner's Domain, The Israel Factor, panelist.

 

Courses:

Undergraduate:

Communication and Technology (1998-2000)

Introductory courses in Political Studies and International Relations (Head T.A., 1998-2001)

Introductory course in Mass Communications (2001-2004, 2007-to-Date)

Communications: Theory and Practice (2003-2004)

Seminar in Political Communications and Public Opinion (2006-to-date)

Graduate:

Seminar in Diplomacy, Media and Public Opinion (T.A., 1999-2001)

Seminar on Media, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy (2006-2011)

Advanced Methodology and Statistics (2007-2011)

Communications, Public Opinion and Policy (2010-to-Date)

 

Prizes, Scholarships and Awards 
1996-7                      Dean’s List, Bar Ilan University                                    
1997                         Rector's Honors Award, Bar Ilan University
1998-9                      “Master of Achievement” Fellowship, Bar Ilan University                    
2000                         Outstanding Master's Thesis Award, Israeli Political Science Association                                    (ISPA)
2000-3                      University Fellowship of Excellence for Doctoral Studies -                 
                                 President and Dean Award, Bar Ilan University                                                                                                                                
2001                         Scholarship for Excellence in Masters Degree, NA’AMAT
2011                         Grants for participation in an International Conference, USA:
                                 1) International Studies Association (ISA); 2) Bar Ilan Ph.D.
                                 Committee; 3) Department of Political Science, Bar Ilan University    
2003                         Outstanding Young Teacher’s Award, International Communication                                          Association
2004                         Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Israeli Political Science                                                  Association (ISPA)
2004                         Schnitzer Fund for Research on the Economy and Society in Israel,                                          Faculty of Social 
                                 Sciences, Bar Ilan University
2004-5                      Post Doctoral Fellowship - President, Rector and Dean Award, Bar Ilan                                    University                                                                                               
2005                         Post Doctoral Grant, Department of Political Science, Bar Ilan University                                                                                                                                               
2006-7                      Grants for participation in Inter/national Conferences,                 
                                 School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, NY.                                                              (Canada, Philadelphia, California, Chicago)
 
2012                         Rector's Research Grant, Bar Ilan University
 
2013                         Choice Magazine: CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award
 
2013                         Carl Couch Center: The Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication

 

M.A. Students:

Sarit Aharonovich. Media Framing: The Israeli Press during the First and Second Intifada.

(Co-supervised w/ Prof. S. Lehman-Wilzig). Approved September 2004, completed October 2006.

 

Chen Pikholz. Media Reality Reconstruction and the War on Terrorism.

Approved July 2010, towards completion.

 

Micelle Stein Teer. Personal Communication Profile: An Experimental Approach towards Effective Political Rhetoric. Approved July 2013.

 

[New students in the stage of writing proposals towards approval].

 

PhD. Students:

Israel Tal-Seranga. Framing IDF Generals in the Israeli Media, 2004-2008.

(Co-supervised w/ Prof. E. Gilboa). Approved April 2010, completed July 2012.

Micelle Stein Teer. Beyond Words: Political Rhetoric and Media Coverage, Framing Personal

Communication Profiles (PCP). Towards submission of research proposal.

 

Other

1993                        Commissioned Officer (Lieutenant), Intelligence Branch Research                                             Division Israel Defense Force, IDF
                             

2004                         Accepted for a Post-Doctoral research at 8 leading universities (Harvard,                                  MIT,Columbia, Yale, Duke, Northwestern, Berkley and UK Cambridge).

                               

2004-2007                Fund Raising – Representative of Bar Ilan University’s Global Division to                                  NY, Midwest and Florida. Presentations and solicitation from donors
                                 and potential donors.
                               

 

 

Publications

Books

 

Nacos, Brigitte L., Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli and Shapiro, Robert Y. (2011). Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, the Media and Public Opinion. Chicago University Press.

 

Was reviewed in: Political Communication (2011); Public Opinion Quarterly (2012); Choice Review (2012); International Journal of Public Opinion Research (2012); Political Science Quarterly (2012).

 

Won: Choice Magazine: CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

The 2013 Bruce E. Gronbeck  Political Communication Research Award

         

Hebrew:                                                                                           

 

Bloch, Yael (2001). Contemporary Political Ideologies – Student Instructional Manual. Tel Aviv: The Open-University. The manual is based on Bernard (Baruch) Susser's book - Left and Right: A Primer of Contemporary Ideological Discourse (Hebrew), Schocken, Tel Aviv, 1999.

 

Bloch, Yael, Co-Editor (2001). Modern Ideologies: A Reader (Two volumes, 850 p.). Tel Aviv: Open University.

 

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Bloch, Yaeli and Lehman-Wilzig, Sam (2001). "An Exploratory Model of Media – Government Relations in International Crisis: U.S Involvement in Bosnia 1992-1995", in Gilboa, E. (ed.), Media and Conflict: Framing Issues, Making Policy, Shaping Opinions. NY, Transnational Publishers, pp. 153-173.

 

Auerbach, Yehudit and Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2005). "The Press and Foreign Policy: New York Times and Washington Post vis-à-vis U.S Policy in Bosnia". Journal of Peace Research, 42 (1), pp. 83-99.

 

Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli and Shapiro, Robert Y. (2005)."Deep Suspicion: Iraq, Misperception, and Partisanship". Public Opinion Pro - POP (Public Prospective Online), 15 pp.

 

Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2007). "The Polls-Trends: Preventing Terrorism after the 9/11 Attacks". Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 71 (1), pp.142-163.  

 

Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2007). “Studying the Media, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in International   Crises: The United States and the Bosnian Crisis 1992-1995”. The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Vol. 12 (4), pp. 20-51.

 

Nacos, Brigitte L., Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli and Shapiro, Robert Y. (2007). “Post-9/11 Terrorism Threats, News Coverage, and Public Perception in the United States”. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, Vol. 1 (2), pp. 105-126.

 

Nacos, Brigitte L., Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli and Shapiro, Robert Y. (2007). "The Threat of International Terrorism after 9/11: New Coverage and Public Perceptions”. Public Opinion Pros (Public Prospective Online), 15 pp.

 

Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli and Lehman-Wilzig, Sam (2007). "Media Functioning during a Violent International Crisis: Differences between Elite and Popular Press Coverage of American Policy in Bosnia (1992-95)", in Nossek, H. Sreberny A. & Sonwalker P. (eds.), Media and Political Violence. NJ: Hampton, pp. 119-142.

 

Shapiro, Robert Y. and Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2007). “Ideological Partisanship and American Public Opinion toward Foreign Policy”, in Halperon M.H et al. (eds.), Power and Superpower: Global Leadership and Exceptionalism in the 21st Century. NY: The Century Foundation Press, pp. 49-68.

 

Nacos, Brigitte L., Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli and Shapiro, Robert Y. (2008). “Prevention of Terrorism in Post-9/11 America: News Coverage, Public Perceptions and the Politics of Homeland Security”. Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 20 (1), pp.1-25.

 

Shapiro, Robert Y. and Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2008). "Do the Facts Speak for Themselves? Partisan Disagreement as a Challenge to Democratic Competence." Critical Review, Vol. 20 (1-2), pp.115-139.

 

Shapiro, Robert Y. and Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2008). “Foreign Policy, Meet the People”. The National Interest, no. 97, September/October, pp. 37-42.

 

Snyder, Jack L., Shapiro, Robert Y. and Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2009). “Free Hand Abroad, Divide and Rule at Home”. World Politics, January, pp.155-187.

 

Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli and Shapiro, Robert Y. (2009). “Partisan Conflict and American Public Opinion towards East Asia". The Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 52 (1), pp. 240-286. [The work was supported by a Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korean government (KRF-2004-042-B00021)].

 

Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2011). "The Polls-Tends: Public Perceptions and the Threat of International Terrorism After 9/11", Public Opinion Quarterly, 75, pp. 366-392.

 

Nacos, Brigitte L. and Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2011). "The Media, Public Opinion, and Terrorism", in Shapiro, R. Y. & Jacobs L. (eds.), Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media. Oxford University Press, pp.69-712.

 

Snyder, Jack J., Shapiro, Robert Y. and Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2011). "Free Hand Abroad, Divide and Rule at Home", in Ikenberry, J. G., Mastanduno, M. & Wohlforth W. C. (eds.), International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity, Cambridge University Press, pp.178-215.

      [An updated version of the article in World Politics (2009)]

 

Snyder, Jack J., Shapiro, Robert Y. and Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2012) "Free Hand Abroad, Divide and Rule at Home", in Snyder, Jack (ed.), Power and Progress: International Politics in Transition. New York, Routledge, pp. 236-256. [A revised version].

 

Book Review

 

Bloch-Elkon, Yaeli (2005). "Silent Voices: Public Opinion and Political Participation in America", by Adam J. Berinsky, Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 120, pp. 516-518.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS

 

The Press and Foreign Policy – The Role of New-York Times and Washington Post concerning American Policy in Bosnia. Annual Conference of the Israeli Communication Association (ISCA), Tel Aviv University, December 24, 2000.

 

Media-Government Relations in International Crises: A Case Study of US Involvement in Bosnia, 1992-1995. Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA), Chicago, USA, February 24-27, 2001.

 

Exploratory Model of Media-Government Relations in International Crisis. Annual Conference of the Israeli Communication Association (ISCA), Bar Ilan University, April 13, 2003.

 

Media, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy during International Crises – Integrative Model. Seminar series for Excellence, the School of Communication, College of Management Academic Studies, Tel-Aviv, March 15, 2004.

 

Media, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in International Crises - An Exploratory Model. Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), NY, USA, May 26-30 2005.

 

Partisan Conflict in the United States and Prospects for an International Security order. Joint Annual International Conference of the East Asia Institute (Korea), CIDE (Mexico), and the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, CCFR (USA), Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 19-20, 2005.

 

Partisan Conflict and International Order. Seminar series on Quantitative Methods: Program for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, NY, USA, September 19, 2005.

 

Partisan Conflict in the United States and its implication for American Foreign Policy. Columbia University Alumni, New York, NY, USA, October 17, 2005.

 

Partisan Conflict, Public Opinion, and U.S Foreign Policy. Seminar series on Inequality & Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, December 12, 2005.

 

Partisan and Ideological Conflict - U.S Foreign Policy. Quantitative Methods Workshop, Political Sciences Department, Columbia University, NY, USA, January 31, 2006.

 

Free Hand Abroad, Divide and Rule at Home. Unipolar Workshop, Princeton University, Princeton, USA, March, 2006.

 

Political Polarization and the Rational Public. Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), Montreal, Canada, May 18-21, 2006.

 

Post-9/11 Threat Perception of International Terrorism in the United States: Public Officials, the Media, and the Public. American Political Science Association (APSA), Philadelphia, August 31-September 3, 2006.

 

The Rational Public? Research Symposium on Political Psychology, Columbia University, NY, USA, November 5, 2006.  

 

Terror Preparedness/Prevention in Post-9/11 America: Public Perceptions and News Coverage. Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), Anaheim, California, May 17-20, 2007.

 

Prevention of Terrorism in Post-9/11 America: News Coverage, Public Perceptions, and the Politics of Homeland Security Policy (With B.L. Nacos and R.Y. Shapiro) American Political Science Association (APSA), Chicago Illinois, August 30-September 2, 2007 and  Free Hand Abroad, Divide and Rule at Home.

 

The Rational Public and Political Conflict. Annual Conference of the Israeli Communication Association (ISCA), Tel-Aviv, April 13, 2008.

 

Media and Politics. Conference on Truth or Lie: Rating, Spin and Politics, Tel-Aviv University, November 6, 2008.

 

US Under Obama. India – Israel Dialogue Workshop, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA), Bar Ilan University, January 7, 2009.

 

Religion and Politics. Conference on Religion, Politics, Society and the State: Israel in Comparative Perspective, Argov Center for the Study on Israel and the Diaspora, Bar Ilan University, January 8, 2009. (Chairperson).

 

American Attitudes toward Israel and the Middle East: Socio-demographic Dimensions. Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA), NYC, USA, February 15-18 2009.

 

 The Religious Factor in American Attitudes towards Israel and the Palestinian-Israeli Dispute. Annual Conference of the Israeli Communication Association (ISCA), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzelia, March 25, 2010.

 

Research Symposium on Political Psychology, Columbia University, NY, USA, November 13, 2010.

 

Reality Construction and the War on Terror: TV Dramas in the US 2001-2004. Annual Conference of the Israeli Communication Association (ISCA), Haifa University, April 14, 2011.

 

Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, The Media, And Public Opinion. Annual Conference of the Israeli Communication Association (ISCA), Tel-Aviv University, April 3-4, 2012.

 

Israeli Public Opinion towards the US. American-Israeli Relations, BESA, CIC, ADL joint Conference, Bar Ilan University, June 17-18, 2012.

 

Do Facts speak for themselves? Partisan Conflict and the 2012 Elections. Presidential Elections of 2012: Campaign and Results, The Lauder school of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzelia, January 6-7, 2013.

 

Bites or embraces?: The entertainment media in the US after 9/11. Annual Conference of the Israeli Communication Association (ISCA), Bar Ilan University, March 21, 2013.

 

Religious and Public Relations in the Media, Annual Conference of the Israeli Communication Association (ISCA), Bar Ilan University, March 21, 2013 (chairperson).

 

Framing the war on terror: American TV dramas 2001-2004. Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Francisco, California, USA, April 3-6 2013.

Research

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS              

                      

Political Communications: Media Framing, Mass Media and Terrorism;

Media and International Crisis/ Foreign Policy

Public Opinion; Political Polarization  

Advanced Quantitative Methods