Shira Pindyck

Shira Pindyck

Ph.D. in International Relations

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Shira Eini Pindyck is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology and International Security at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) based in Washington, D.C. She recently received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation research studied the relationship between military innovation and gender, including how tactical and technological changes can challenge existing hierarchies within military organizations. Her research extends from historical case studies of medical innovations, to the experiences of Israeli drone operators, to the counterinsurgency doctrines of the Australian Defense Force and Turkish Armed Forces. She holds an M.A. in Government from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. During 2013-2015, she analyzed counterterrorism policymaking at the Herzl Center at Haifa University, and conducted research at IDC on public opinion and the content and tone of newspaper coverage. You can read more about her research at www.shirapindyck.com.