Yossi David is the Israel professor in communication science in the Department of Communications at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in communication from the Hebrew University. His primary scholarly interests center on what drives public opinion and social behavior, through exploring the interactions between media (both technologies and discourses), attitudes, emotions, and behavior his research examines processes of socialization through communication. David’s current work first comparatively map and examine the use of stereotypes in media coverage and then to explore the effects of such stereotypes on public opinion toward groups. David was awarded the top faculty paper award by the Ethnicity & Race in Communication Division at the International Communication Association (2019), the Harry and Sylvia Hoffmann Leadership Fellowship for Outstanding Ph.D. Candidate (2014–2017), and the Joint Israeli Palestinian Polls Project Scholarship (2010–2017). His research published in high-ranking journals such as Feminist Media Studies (2021), Social Movement Studies (2021), Information, Communication & Society (2020), Discourse & Society (2019), Media Culture and Society (2018), and Journal of Conflict Resolution (2018).
- Social biases
- Media Effects
- Public Opinion
- Stereotyping and Prejudice
- Political Communication
Articles in Refereed Journals
- David, Y. (2021). Gendering political conflict: The racialized and dehumanized use of gender on Facebook. Feminist Media Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2021.1905020
- David, Y. (2021). Public opinion, media, and activism: The differentiating role of media use and perceptions of public opinion on political behavior. Social Movement Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/14742837.2021.1875321
- David, Y. & Baden, C. (2020). Reframing community boundaries: The erosive power of new media spaces in authoritarian societies. Information, Communication and Society, 23(1), 110–127. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2018.1486869
- Kampf, Z., & David, Y. (2019). Too good to be true: The effect of conciliatory message design on compromising attitudes in intractable conflict. Discourse and Society, 30(3), 264–286. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957926519828030
- David, Y., Rosler, N., & Maoz, I. (2018). Gender-empathic constructions, empathy and support for compromise in intractable conflict. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 62(8), 1727–1752. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022002717701818
- Baden, C. & David, Y. (2018). On resonance: A study of culture-dependent reinterpretations of extremist violence in Israeli media discourse. Media Culture and Society, 40(4), 514–534. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443717734404
- David, Y., Hartal, G., & Pascar, L. (2018). The Right to Jerusalem: The Danger of Queer Safe Spaces. Borderlands E-journal, 17(1), 1-26. https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20190302151304/http://borderlands.net.au/issues/vol17no1.html
- Pascar, L., Hartal, G., & David, Y. (2018). Queering safety? An introduction. Borderlands E-journal, 17(1), 1-11. https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20190302151304/http://borderlands.net.au/issues/vol17no1.html
- David, Y., Shamir, J., & Simpser, A. (2017). When (Facebook) status and (socioeconomic) status took to the street: Communications, political involvement, and the climate of opinion in the summer 2011 protests in Israel. Megamot, 52(1), 359–390. [Hebrew]
- David, Y., Rosler, N., Ellis, D., & Maoz, I. (2016). Gendering human rights: Threat and gender perceptions as predictors of attitudes towards violating human rights in asymmetric conflict. Peace and Conflict Studies, 23, 1–26.https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol23/iss2/1
- Shalhoub-Kevorkian, N., & David, Y. (2016). Is the violence of Tag Mehir a state crime? British Journal of Criminology, 56(5), 835–856.https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azv101
- David, Y., & Maoz, I. (2015). Gender perceptions and support for compromise in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21(2), 295–298.https://doi.org/10.1037/pac0000092
- Hartal, G., David, Y., & Pascar, L. (2014). Safe space. Mafte’akh: Lexical Review of Political Thought, 8(1), 93–120. [Hebrew] http://mafteakh.tau.ac.il/2014/08/05-08
Chapters in Collections
- Herzog, H., & David, Y. (2020). Protesters and voters: Gender and generation protests expression in the 2013 election. In M. Shamir, H. Herzog, & N. Chazan (Eds.), Gender gaps in Israeli politics (173–198). Jerusalem: Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. [Hebrew]
- David, Y., & Sommerlad, E. (forthcoming). Media and Information in Times of Crisis: The Case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infodemic. In G. Andrews, V. Crooks, J. Pearce and J. Messina (Eds.), COVID-19 and Similar Futures: Geographical perspectives, issues and agendas. Berlin: Springer.
Awards and Prizes
- 2010–2017: Joint Israeli Palestinian Polls (JIPP) project, Harry S. Truman Research Institute, Hebrew University.
- 2011: Master award, Lafer Center for Gender and Women's Studies, Hebrew University.
- 2012: Master scholarship, Department of Communication, Hebrew University.
- 2012: Master stipend for a project on “Media, public opinion, and activism in the 2011 Israeli social protest movement,” Shaine Center for Research in Social Sciences, Hebrew University.
- 2012: Master stipend for a project on “Media, public opinion, and activism in the 2011 Israeli social protest movement,” Levi Eshkol Institute, Hebrew University.
- 2013: Magna cum laude for Master’s degree, Department of Communication, and Lafer Center for Gender and Women's Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
- 2013–2018: Doctoral stipend for a project on “Gendering political conflict and public opinion” Department of Communication, Hebrew University.
- 2014–2017: Doctoral fellowship for a project on “Gendering political conflict and public opinion” Harry and Sylvia Hoffmann Leadership Fellowship.
- 2017–2018: Doctoral research grant for a project on “Gendering political conflict in media discourses” Smart Institute, Hebrew University.
- 2018–2021: Starting research grant for a project on “Measuring the unmeasurable: Social biases and media,” Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
- 2019–2020: Funding for the German-Israeli research and teaching collaboration initiative, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
- 2019: Ethnicity & Race in Communication division Top Faculty Paper Award, International Communication Association (ICA).