Benjamin Yoel

Bejamin  Yoel
  • PhD Student


Benjamin joined the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University in the fall of 2021. His subfield is comparative politics, and he focuses on questions relating to authoritarian politics, conflict and violence, and democratic backsliding, and their intersection. Alongside this, Benjamin is a research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) and an editorial assistant at the Journal of Politics. Benjamin received his B.A. and M.A. in Government (specializing in conflict studies) from Reichman University in Israel (both with honors). His research has been published in American Politics Research.