Nechumi Yaffe

Assistant professor, Tel Aviv University and Real Time Data institute, Israel

Nechumi Yaffe is a faculty member in the Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University. She completed her postdoctoral research at Princeton University affiliated with the Daniel Kahneman Center of Behavioral Science and Public Policy, and the University Center for Human Values. Nechumi’s research examines, from a social psychology perspective, how identity, social norms, and authority play a role in creating and preserving poverty. Her work focuses on the ultra-orthodox (Haredi) community in Israel and USA. Before entering to doctoral program, she was an advisor for the Haredi educational system and she wrote the new curriculum and textbook in history, now used by all Haredi high schools in Israel. Nechumi earned a Ph.D. in political science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, under the supervision by Avner de-Shalit, Eran Halperin and Tamar Saguy. She has an impressive publication record in academic peer review journals and policy papers. In her vision, research and practice are intertwined and her academic work is driven from and gear towards improving, reaching out and helping the community.