Yehuda Magid

Yehuda Magid

Graduate Student


B.A., Indiana University, Political Science
M.A., Interdisciplinary Center, Israel, Diplomacy and Conflict Studies

About Yehuda Magid

Yehuda Magid is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Political Science. He has completed his qualifying exams in international relations and comparative politics and has completed a minor in Israel/Jewish Studies. Yehuda's research interests focus on political violence within ethnically divided societies. His current dissertation research examines the causes and dynamics of political violence perpetrated by dominant ethnic groups against ethnic minorities. He argues that dominant group violence within strong states occurs when states attempt to simultaneously adopt both democratic forms of government and maintain the dominant position of the dominant ethnic group. Once this violence occurs, changes in the level and form of violence are determined by shifting dominant group perceptions of physical and social threats. Evidence for the theoretical arguments include a case study of Israeli settler violence in the West Bank, regression analysis of a unique daily dataset of contentious events in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (2010-2016), and fieldwork conducted in the West Bank during the summers of 2016 and 2017.