Alon P. Kraitzman

Alon P. Kraitzman, Ph.D.

Alon P. Kraitzman
  • Howard Deshong Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg Public Policy Center

Alon P. Kraitzman studies comparative political behavior and public opinion. Specifically, in his work he focuses on executive popularity, democratic attitudes, political institutions, and security threats.

Alon P. Kraitzman is the Howard Deshong Postdoctoral Fellow in the Annenberg Center for Advanced Study in Communication (ACASC) at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) at the University of Pennsylvania. He studies how citizens, both in democratic and non-democratic countries, assess the quality of political leadership and ensure that their government is held accountable for its domestic and foreign policies. His research has been published in Democratization, Political Behavior, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.

Kraitzman earned his bachelor’s in Political Science and Communication in 2007, and master’s degree in Political Science in 2010, from Tel Aviv University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science (specializing in Comparative Politics and American Politics) from the Michigan State University in 2018. He was a visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in the department of political science from 2018-2021, and a visiting scholar at the Australian National University in the School of Politics and International Relations from 2020-2023.


  • B.A., Tel Aviv University, 2007
  • M.A., Tel Aviv University, 2010
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2018

Selected Publications