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David Romney

David Romney

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. in Government, Harvard University, 2020.
  • B.A. in Middle East Studies and Arabic with a minor in Modern Hebrew, BYU, 2013.


I study inter/intragroup attitudes and norms in situations of conflict, with a particular focus on Israel and Palestine. I address questions such as: How do members of ethnic groups form attitudes and develop ingroup norms toward others, and how can we change those attitudes and norms to improve intergroup relations? I also study the role of social media, misinformation, and conspiracy theories in the Middle East. In both of these research agendas, I use a diverse set of methodological approaches, including lab and survey experiments, natural experiments, and computational textual analysis.