Alon Kraitzman

Alon  Kraitzman
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • American Politics, Comparative Politics
  • Department of Political Science


Alon Kraitzman (Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2018) is a visiting assistant professor in Political Science at Michigan State University.  His major research interests are public opinion, political institutions and executive politics. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Communication, and an M.A. in Political Science from Tel Aviv University. His research has been published in PS: Political Science & Politics and Presidential Studies Quarterly. In his work, he includes both cross-national and case-study analyses, with a broad geographic scope, covering Israel, the United States, European countries, as well as Australia, and Canada. His dissertation research focuses on popularity ratings of political leaders as an indicator of leaders’ ability to govern effectively and asks what explains variation in public evaluations of prime ministers. In other research projects, he examines the influence of issue salience and attribution of responsibility in public opinion, focusing on the relationships between presidential approval ratings and the economy in the United States.