Eitan is senior lecturer of political sociology at the Department of Political Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Boston College in April 2004. His research interests include contentious politics and social movements, radicalization and political terrorism, and conflict resolution. Recent research projects include the role of cultural elements in influencing the dynamics and trajectories of contention; the role of the news media in peace-building efforts; the relational dynamics of political radicalization and de-radicalization; and applying theories and models of social movements in highly repressive settings. He has served as an editorial board member for the journal Mobilization. Recent publications have appeared in Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change;Political Studies; British Journal of Political Science; Theory and Society;International Journal of Press and Politics; Comparative Politics; Mobilization; International Political Science Review; Sociological Forum. His book, titled Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada (Routledge, 2007) was awarded the 2008 best English book on Israeli Politics by the Israeli Political Science Association. A co-authored book on processes of radicalization in comparative perspective is under contract with Oxford University Press.