Lotem Bassan-Nygate


Lotem Bassan-Nygate received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2023. She was previously a predoctoral research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative. Her research lies at the intersection of international relations, political psychology, and experimental methods, with regional expertise in Israel. In her book project, Lotem develops a multi-audience theory of foreign criticism that sheds light on the motives and intended and unintended consequences of `naming and shaming’. Lotem’s ongoing work examines how human rights shaming shapes attitudes at home; the role of racial rhetoric in shaping dynamics of foreign criticism; and the generalizability of international relations experiments beyond the U.S. Her work has appeared in several journals including Comparative Political Studies and Journal of Experimental Political Science.