Dana Gold

PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Western Ontario

Politics, Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East, political psychology, foreign policy


Interview – Dana Gold

E-IR, January 28, 2020Online

URL: https://www.e-ir.info/2020/01/28/interview-dana-gold/

This interview is part of a series of interviews with academics and practitioners at an early stage of their career. The interviews discuss current research and projects, as well as advice for other young scholars.

This is the decades-long history behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Toronto Star, May 26, 2021Online

URL: https://www.toronto.com/news-story/10399642-this-is-the-decades-long-history-behind-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/

More than 100 years of clashes, war and more, explained.

International Relations Theory
by Stephen McGlinchey, Rosie Walters and Christian Scheinpflug (with chapter by Stephen McGlinchey, Rosie Walters and Dana Gold)
December 1, 2017

International Relations
by Stephen McGlinchey (with chapter by Dana Gold and Stephen McGlinchey)
January 1, 2017

Review - Work Your Career & The Oxford Handbook of Publishing

by Dana Gold

Published by Canadian Journal of Political Science

September 20, 2019

Each year, new books are released that are intended to allow scholars and students to gain
insight into topics integral to scholarly life but often not properly explained. The past year
saw two exciting new releases, Berdahl and Malloy’s Work Your Career and Phillips and
Bhaskar’s (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Publishing, illustrating that one size, indeed, does
not fit all. These books will appeal to individuals at various stages of their careers, as well as
individuals from different disciplines and with different vocations and passions. What unites
the two volumes is a shared interest in research and writing, and readers could choose to
engage with the texts either for their own professional development or out of intellectual

URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/canadian-journal-of-political-science-revue-canadienne-de-science-politique/article/work-your-career-get-what-you-want-from-your-social-sciences-or-humanities-phd-loleen-berdahl-and-jonathan-malloy-toronto-university-of-toronto-press-2018-pp-240-the-oxford-handbook-of-publishing-angus-phillips-and-michael-bhaskar-eds-oxford-oxford-university-press-2019-pp-480/3E737E250023EAEB18602340664CCCA7

Review - Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork

by Dana Gold

Published by Canadian Journal of Political Science

June 1, 2016

Highlighting the Lessons Learned from the 2015 Western Research Forum

by Lizhen Guo, Dana Gold and Mary Eileen Wennekers

Published by Intersections: Western Journal of Graduate Research

November 1, 2015

The Politics of Emotion: A Case Study of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Dana Gold

Published by Israel Studies Review

December 1, 2015

Emotion is an extremely valuable, yet underdeveloped, topic of study particularly in the world of International Relations. This article seeks to rectify this discrepancy by reconceptualizing the issue of emotion in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For the last century, Israelis and Palestinians have been waging war over the same territory in which religions, cultures, and values are constantly clashing. Passionate emotions are a cause, and also a consequence, of the constant physical and ideological battles faced by both sides. The question of how to reconcile differences between the two will not be easy to answer. Considering how peace can viably be implemented requires a deeper comprehension of what emotions entail as well as their role in prolonging conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.


Dana Gold is an independent researcher and subject matter expert studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She holds an MA in International Relations from McMaster University and an Honours BA in Political Science from Western University. Dana has received numerous awards, including the Kimmerling Prize for Best Graduate Paper by the Association for Israel Studies. Her work has been published in outlets such as the Israel Studies Review and E-IR.


E-IR Article Award for Early Career Scholars (2019) | Professional

Dana Gold won E-IR’s 2019 Article Award with her article The Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and Theories of Peace in International Relations.

Zac Kaye Leadership Fund (2015) | Professional

Received from Hillel Ontario for leadership work in the Greater Toronto Jewish community.

Kimmerling Prize for Best Graduate Paper (2014) | Professional

Awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2013 AIS Conference at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Additional Titles and Affiliations

Fellow, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (2014)

As a fellow for SPME, Dana wrote various articles related to Arab-Israeli politics and presented her research at academic conferences both in Canada and the United States.

Visiting Scholar, Azrieli Institute - Concordia University (2016-2017)

Dana was a Visiting Scholar at Concordia University's Azrieli Institute, where she conducted a large qualitative research study for the Director in regards to political party defection in Israel. She also collaborated with other researchers at the Institute and participated in academic conferences across North America.

Research Grants

McMaster Graduate Scholarship

Organization: McMaster University
Date: September 1, 2011

Western Graduate Scholarship

Organization: The University of Western Ontario
Date: September 1, 2012

Province of Ontario/The University of Western Ontario

Organization: Ontario Graduate Scholarship


  • Politics
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Middle East
  • political psychology
  • foreign policy


  • University of Western Ontario
    Political Science/Philosophy
    Honours Bachelor of Arts, 2010

    Received the Western Scholarship of Distinction

  • McMaster University
    International Relations
    Master of Arts, 2011