I am a PhD candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the department of Journalism and communication, where I also completed my BA and MA studies (magna cum laude).
My current research deals with ironic humor on social media and its role in processes of social segregation and collectivization
I was awarded two ‘top paper’ awards and three ‘top student paper’ awards (International Communication Association & Israeli Communication association).
I was a fellow of The Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies; and The Hoffman Leadership & Responsibility Program.
I was a recipient of the Hebrew University President Scholarship; The Brenda Danet Scholarship by Smart Institution; and several other scholarships and grants.
My recent studies focus on ironic marking and identification on social media; and the discursive sanctioning of failed interpretations of irony in these arenas.
Gal, N. (2019). Ironic Humor on Social Media as Participatory Boundary Work. New Media & Society, 21(3), 729-749. DOI: 10.1177/1461444818805719
John, N. A. & Gal, N. (2018). ‘He’s got his own sea’: Political Facebook unfriending in the personal public sphere. International Journal of Communication, 12, 2971-2988.
Gal, N., Shifman, L. and Kampf, Z. (2016). 'It Gets Better': Internet memes and the construction of collective identity. New Media & Society, 18(8), 1698-1714. DOI: 10.1177/1461444814568784
Gal, N. (2011). The Use of Interpersonal and Internal Discussion Tools in Narratives of Lesbian Sexual Identity Formation. Mifgash, 33, 167-192. (Hebrew)