Tamir Sheafer (Israel)

Tamir Sheafer is Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Communication, and he is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is Associate Editor of Political Communication, and serves on the editorial boards of Public Opinion Quarterly and the International Journal of Press/Politics.

His research focuses on four main areas. First, from an actor-centered perspective, he investigates charismatic skills, personalization and information processing. Second, he explores the role of political value proximity, and political narrative proximity, between actors in politics. Third, he examines media effects in elections, particularly the impact of valence in agenda setting and priming. Fourth, in a methodological project he and his team use computational text analysis for understanding multi-layered public discourse, utilizing a sophisticated deep learning algorithm that mimics human reading of texts.

More information can be found on his website.