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Noa Balf

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Department of Government and Politics, PhD The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies University of Maryland-College Park

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Dr. Noa Balf is a Legislative Affairs Fellow at the National Council of Jewish Women. She recently received her PhD from the University of Maryland College Park. Her dissertation, The Policy We Can Get: Seniority, Authority, and Gender Legislation in Israel and Argentina, addressed the pursuit of gender legislation as more a function of constraints and strategic choices rather than policy preferences. Dr. Balf's research interests include political representation, gender and politics, political parties, electoral systems, democratic legislatures, and gender and security.