Roni Dorot is a researcher for the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) within the project Media Influence Matrix. She received her PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence, and holds a MA in Public Policy from Tel-Aviv University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery, at the School of Public Policy, CEU, where she taught the course "Contentious Politics: Social Movements, Civil Protest and the State". Her dissertation, entitled “Dead End: Israeli Militarism and the Dynamics of State Retribution”, examines the history of political revenge and the genealogy of retaliation discourses in the Jewish press within the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Her previous research analyzed the governmental outcomes of Israeli municipalities from a comparative perspective. She is a recipient of the Sapir Price for municipal studies (in Israel), the Istituto Italiano di Cultura scholarship and the EUI excellence fellowship.
She currently writes for Haaretz newspaper her blog ‘Documania’ where she critically analyses documentaries from a cultural and sociological perspective.