Reut Itzkovitch-Malka, Ph.D


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, at the Open University of Israel. Prior to joining the Open University, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, at Stanford University (2014-2015).

My main research interests are political representation, gender and politics, legislative behavior, party politics and electoral politics. I completed my PhD in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2014. My doctoral dissertation focused on elected representatives’ perceptions of representation and their effect on legislative behavior. It was written as part of a comparative research project I have been a part of, which examines elected representatives perceptions regarding participation and representation (PARTIREP). My current research deals with, among others, the gender gap in voting, women’s substantive representation and the effect of coalition considerations on vote choice.