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Tamar Mitts

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Assistant Professor of Political Science (by courtesy)

Tamar Mitts is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science (by courtesy) at the University of Michigan. She specializes in comparative politics and international relations, with a focus on political violence, conflict, radicalization and extremism. Mitts's current research examines the behavior of Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on social media, specifically how supporters react to online propaganda, how they respond to experiences of anti-Muslim hostility in the West, and whether they are sensitive to counter-extremism programs aiming to reduce radicalization. Her other projects examine the effect of war on pro-social behavior, the impact of terrorism on the dissemination of right-wing ideology in popular media, and the link between security threats and citizens' attitudes towards immigration. She earned her Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Doctoral degrees, all in Political Science, from Columbia University and her Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in Politics (with highest honors) from New York University.