Dana Gold

PhD Candidate

Education

Honours BA Western, MA McMaster

Dissertation

Educational Institutions in Israel: The "Politics" of Mental Representations  

Research Interests

International Relations, Comparative Politics, Politics of the Middle East (The Arab-Israeli Conflict), Political Psychology, Cognitive Science

Selected Publications

  • 2017: "Getting Started with International Relations Theory." International Relations Theory. E-International Relations.
  • 2017: "International Relations Theory." International Relations. E-International Relations.
  • 2016: "Public Policy in Israel and Beyond: The 'Politics' of Mental Representations." Intersections: The Western Journal of Graduate Research. Volume 13.
  • 2016: "Review: Ethnographic Encounters: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork." The Canadian Journal of Political Science 49.2.
  • 2015: "The Politics of Emotion: A Case Study of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Israel Studies Review 30.2.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • 2017: “Is Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians Viable? Analyzing Theories of Peace in International Relations," Boston, Massachusetts, Association for Israel Studies (AIS) Conference, June. 
  • 2017: “Towards the Greater Good: Militarized Education in Israel After 1948," Toronto, Ontario, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Conference, June. 
  • 2016: "Public Policy in Israel and Beyond: The 'Politics' of Mental Representations," Atlanta, Georgia. International Studies Association (ISA), March.
  • 2015: "The Link Between Institutions and the Mind: An Application to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," Montreal, Quebec, Association for Israel Studies (AIS) Conference, June.
  • 2015: "'I Am Free to Choose': The Role of Agency in Modifying Negative Mental Representations of the 'Other' Within the Political and Cognitive Dimensions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," Chicago, Illinois, Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference, April.
  • 2014: "Representations of the 'Other' in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Political and Cognitive Dimensions," St. Catherines, Ontario, Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Conference, May.
  • 2014: "Representations of the 'Other' in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Political and Cognitive Dimensions," Chicago, Illinois, Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference, April.
  • 2014: "(Re)Constructing the 'Other' Through the Social and Cognitive Sciences: Applications to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," London, Ontario, Western Research Forum, March.
  • 2013: "The Politics of Emotion: A Case Study of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," Los Angeles, California, Association for Israel Studies (AIS) Conference. June.

Guest Public Lectures

  • 2017: "Who is the ‘Other’? Exploring Representations of Palestinians in the Israeli Education System Through Institutional Theory,” Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies, Montreal, Quebec, Concordia University, January. 
  • 2015: "The Cyclical Arab-Israeli Conflict: Perpetuating Harmful Conceptions of the 'Other'," International Conflict Management 3366E, London, Ontario, Western University, December. 
  • 2014: "The Dialogue Between the Self and the 'Other': An Analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," International Relations 2231E, London, Ontario, Western University, March.

Teaching Assistant

  • 2016: International Conflict Management 3366E, Department of Political Science, Western University; Fall and Winter Terms.
  • 2015: Research Methods 3324G, Department of Political Science, Western University; Winter Term.
  • 2014: Comparative Politics 2245E, Department of Political Science, Western University; Fall Term.
  • 2013: Introduction to International Relations 2231E, Department of Political Science, Western University; Fall and Winter Terms.

Awards

  • 2016: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), jointly funded by Western University and the Province of Ontario.
  • 2015: Zac Kaye Leadership Award, Hillel of Greater Ontario.
  • 2014: Kimmerling Prize for Best Graduate Paper, Association for Israel Studies (AIS).
  • 2014: Fellowship, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME).
  • 2011: Graduate Scholarship, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC).

Visiting Scholar Appointments

  • 2016: Azrieli Institute, Concordia University.