Scientific Biography

Sagi Elbaz completed his B.A. at Tel Aviv University majoring in Political Science. During his year, he enjoyed Enrichment Studies in Political Science for Academic Excellence (1999). He later earned his M.A. from the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University; his M.A. dissertation was titled: "The Representation of the Arab Minority in the Hebrew Press: Between Fantasy and Reality" (2004). He then worked as a Teaching Assistant, teaching the Comparative Politics course (undergraduate) in the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University.

During his Ph.D. studies, he received an Excellence Award (2007) from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University and also had a Doctoral Scholarship (2006-2010) from the department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University. Sagi received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Tel Aviv University in 2012. His Ph.D. dissertation, "The Israeli Media Paradox: The Trend towards Core Values during Times of Political Change," earned him the award for best dissertation by the Israeli Political Science Association, in 2013.
Dr. Elbaz worked as a Visiting Lecturer (undergraduate) at the Government and Society School in The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo in 2015. From 2014 to the present, Sagi has served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tel Aviv University, under the guidance of Professor Daniel Bar-Tal from the School Of Education at Tel Aviv University.

His research interests include Political Communication, Elites and Minorities Representation, Media-Military Relations, Peace Journalism, Culture of Conflict, and Economic Frames in the Media.

He has published three research books on political communication. Currently, he is working with Prof. Daniel Bar-Tal on two scientific papers - Dissemination of Culture of Conflict in the Israeli Mass Media, and Israeli Media Self-Censorship. He is also participating (with other scholars from a variety of disciplines) in writing two chapters of a book about self-censorship of narratives of political violence.

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