Forman Rabinov Aliza

​Aliza Forman Rabinovici is a PhD candidate in the Tel Aviv University School of Political Science, Government and International Relations, specializing in comparative politics and quantitative method. Her research interests include gender and public policy, and public policy relating to the family and the status of women. Past projects have explored the relationship between religion and women’s welfare policy, and determinants of state abortion policy. Her current research project focuses on the efficacy and outcomes of electoral gender quotas.

Aliza is a graduate of the Israeli Defense Force Officers School (outstanding cadet award) and a graduate of the Tel Aviv University, where she double majored in Political Science and Communications (Summa Cum Laude). She has been a recipient of many academic awards and scholarships, including the Tali Gordon Prize for Academic excellence, and the Mirella Haggiag Research Grant. She also serves as a teaching assistant in the course Public Policy and Administration.


Working Papers and Manuscripts Under Review

  • Reproductive Policy Makers: Comparative Analyses of the Influences of International and Domestic Institutions on Reproductive Rights (with Ehud Sommer)
  • Doctrinal vs. Non-Doctrinal Women’s Rights: Reevaluation of the Religion-Abortion Link (with Ehud Sommer)

Conference Participation

  • 2017
    • International Studies Association Annual Convention (Baltimore)
  • 2016
    • 12th Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin (Jerusalem)
    • 74th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference (co-author presented)
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