Comparative politics; political participation; public opinion; linkages between citizen participation and public policy.
Dr. Jennifer Oser is a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in the Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and a Senior Researcher for the Centre for Citizenship and Democracy at the University of Leuven (Belgium). She completed her Ph.D. at Hebrew University and conducted research as a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Her research agenda focuses on the relationship between public opinion, political participation, and policy outcomes. Current research projects include research on citizenship norms and values, online political behavior, and the linkage mechanisms between citizen participation and policymaking. The geographic scope of this research is broadly comparative, with a specialized focus on political processes in the United States, Israel, and Europe.