Senior Researcher, The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya
Benjamin Acosta (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2014) works in the fields of comparative politics and international security. His research areas include resistance organizations and political violence, revolution, democratization, and Middle East politics. Acosta has conducted field research in Lebanon, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. He combines ethnographic research with large-n data analyses and computational modeling. Acosta has sole-authored peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Politics, Journal of Peace Research, the Middle East Journal, and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.