I study the intersection between philosophy of science and philosophy of social science. I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow in the STS program at MIT, and I have a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from Tel Aviv University.
My first project, Mathematics, Reality, and Us, aims to offer a new vision of the development of mathematics that focuses on the interactions between mathematics and society: to view it as comprised of the complex and profound connections between individual mathematicians, the community they are part of, the standards and norms they are committed to, and the cultural, political, and social contexts in which they operate. Historically, I am interested in specifying how rejected but high-profile theories contribute to and impact mainstream discussions. Philosophically, I am interested in how the social organization of scientific knowledge affects our understanding of the concepts of truth and objectivity. Sociologically, I am interested in the interactions between individual scientists and the scientific community, the establishment of scientific norms, and the development of social constructs.
My second project, Between Us, Within Us, combines philosophy of psychology with behavioral science studies to develop a new conceptual framework for understanding individuals' attitudes toward social norms. The project zooms in on four core concepts in human behavior: groups, norms, emotions, and social identity, to conceptually and systematically clarify how these elements intersect and impact one another. Specifically, it focuses on processes of internalization of social norms and of social identity in an attempt to understand how such processes affect people’s identification with their groups and their decision to join, stay, or leave social groups.