Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Areas of Expertise
Comparative politics; political violence; genocide studies; Holocaust; Central and Eastern Europe; Israel
Professor Finkel was born in Ukraine and grew up in Israel. His research interests include political violence, genocide, East European and Israeli politics. His dissertation was awarded the American Political Science Association Gabriel A. Almond Award for the best dissertation in comparative politics. Professor Finkel is the author of Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust (Princeton University Press, 2017). He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Democratization, and several other journals.
Professor Finkel is currently working on several projects that study the causes and the impact of political violence in Eastern Europe and Israel/Palestine.
Finkel, Evgeny. Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust. Princeton: Princeton University Press (Forthcoming Winter 2017).
Finkel, Evgeny, Scott Gehlbach, and Tricia Olsen. 2015. “Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia’s Emancipation of the Serfs.” Comparative Political Studies. 48(8), pp. 984-1019.
Finkel, Evgeny. 2015. “The Phoenix Effect of State Repression: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust.” American Political Science Review. 109(2), pp. 339-353.
Finkel, Evgeny. 2012. “Mass Killings and Local Context.” Comparative Politics. 45(1), pp. 107-124.
Finkel, Evgeny. 2012. “The Authoritarian Advantage of Horizontal Accountability: Ombudsmen in Poland and Russia.” Comparative Politics. 44(3), pp. 291-310.
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Israeli Politics and Foreign Policy
Comparative Study of Genocide