Dr. Eitan Hersh 

 

Eitan Hersh is an associate professor of political science at Tufts University. His research and teaching focus on civic participation and the relationship between laws, political strategies, and the behavior of voters. Hersh earned a PhD from Harvard University in 2011 and served on the faculty of Yale University from 2011-2017. Hersh's new book, Politics is for Power (Scribner) arrives January 14, 2020. Hersh is also the author of Hacking the Electorate (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and numerous scholarly articles. His public writings have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, FiveThirtyEight, and other news outlets. Hersh has served as an expert witness in federal court cases on topics related to voting rights and voter registration and he has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Eitan Hersh was a student at the Schechter school in Providence, RI (K-8); a camper, counselor, and rosh edah and Camp Ramah (New England); and a chapter, regional, and international president of USY (United Synagogue Youth). He currently serves on the vaad of the Washington Square Minyan in Brookline, as leader of children's programming.