Avital Zalik

Avital Zalik is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching assistant at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His study (supervised by Prof. Christian Baden) investigates the linguistic and rhetorical strategies used by political representatives to communicate with and relate to multiple social identities and affiliation groups within parliamentary discourse. Additionally, he is tutoring courses on statistics, quantitative research methods, and verbal and non-verbal communication. He also participated in a research group (supervised by Prof. Neta Kligler-Vilenchik) investigating cases in which WhatsApp users verified and confirmed (dis)information and alternative facts in political discussion groups (granted by Facebook).

political representation I political discourse I speech acts I computational text analysis

Email: avital.zalik@mail.huji.ac.il