Hadas Aron is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU, and an Associate Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. Aron received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in May 2017. She earned an M.A. from Columbia, an M.Sc and a B.Sc from Tel Aviv University.
Aron’s research focuses on populism, nationalism, international security, political narratives, and ethnic conflict with a regional focus on Eastern Europe, the United States and Israel. Her book project, “Intimate Rivals or Enemies of the Nation: Radical Right Movements and Transformative Populism” explains the penetration of right wing populism into the mainstream and the variation in its transformative effect on domestic and international outcomes.
Aron conducted field research in Central Europe and Israel and was a visiting scholar at the Central European University and The Hungarian Academy of Science (2014). Her research was supported by The Harriman Institute for Russian Eurasia and East European Studies, Academic Exchange, and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.