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PROFECI RESEARCH TEAM

 
 
Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt
Principal Investigator
 
Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt is PROFECI's Principal Investigator. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research is in the fields of political communication and journalism, with a particular interest in news temporalities and the role played by the media in constructing and negotiating collective pasts and futures. She has published in the leading communication journals and has received several prestigious international awards. She is serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication and Chair of the International Communication Association's Journalism Studies Division.
 
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Christian Baden
Senior Researcher
 
Christian Baden is a senior researcher in the PROFECI team, focusing on the analysis of textual projections, their discursive construction and negotiation. Integrating both qualitative and quantitative, computational strategies, he leads PROFECI's effort to develop tools for the automated extraction and classification of projections and their contents. He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In his research, he is primarily interested in the collaborative construction and contestation of meaning in public discourse over time, advancing theory and methodology for the study of dynamic interactive discourse.
 
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Maximilian Overbeck
Postdoctoral Researcher
 
Maximilian Overbeck is a post-doctoral researcher in the PROFECI team, developing its algorithmic strategy for tracing and studying the complexity of political projections within diverse multilingual text corpora. He investigates the multilayered concept of political projections through the systematic combination of qualitative and quantitative-computational research techniques, methods and tools, and conducts a comparative study on the role of religious projections in political debates. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on the political relevance of religious identities.
 
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Tali Aharoni
Doctoral Researcher
 
Tali Aharoni is a doctoral researcher in the PROFECI team, focusing on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the perception of mediated projections by different actors and audiences. She is a PhD student at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her PhD dissertation focuses on the ecology of (dis)trust in news environments. Her research interests include journalistic production, news audiences, social media, trust, and the various intersections of media and psychology. Her MA thesis explored expressions of suspicion in the narratives of journalists covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
 
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Bat-sheva Hass
Project Administrator
 
Bat-sheva Hass is the project administrator in the PROFECI team. She is a PhD student at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on the anthropology of religion and conversion, in connection with gender and identity politics.
 
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