Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Areas of Expertise
Political violence; Genocide studies; Holocaust; Central and Eastern Europe; Israel.
Professor Finkel was born in the USSR and grew up in Israel. His research interests include the Holocaust, political violence, East European and Israeli politics. His dissertation, Victims Politics: Jewish Behavior during the Holocaust was awarded the American Political Science Association Gabriel A. Almond Award for the best dissertation in comparative politics. Professor Finkel has published articles in Comparative Politics, East European Politics and Societies, Democratization, Genocide Studies and Prevention, Global Society, Osteuropa, and several edited volumes.