Udi Sommer, Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Political Science Department

Tel Aviv University

(PhD Stony Brook University, August 2007)

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I joined the faculty of the Political Science Department at Tel Aviv University in Fall 2010 after teaching for three years at the University at Albany: State University of New York as assistant professor of political science (PhD, Stony Brook University, 2007; MA Tel Aviv University, 2002; BA The Hebrew University, 1999).


My broad research interests are in American and comparative politics, judicial politics and political methodology. I specialize in the analysis of political institutions and legal evolution. My scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Comparative Political Studies, the Law and Society Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Political Studies, the International Political Science Review, Judicature, and the Justice System Journal.


I am a recipient of several grants and fellowships including the Marie Curie Grant from the European Union, Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant. My work has been presented in the annual meetings of the American, Midwest, Southern and Western Political Science Associations.


I have teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Tel Aviv University, the University at Albany and Stony Brook. Classes include Math for Political Scientists, Civil Rights and Liberties, Judicial Decision Making, Survey Class in Judicial Politics (PhD), Advanced Statistics for Public Policy (MA), Comparative Politics, American Supreme Court, Constitutional Law and Politics: USA and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (BA).