Nadav Shelef is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Israel Studies and Professor of Political Science and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is currently serving as the Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science. Professor Shelef's research and teaching revolve around questions of nationalism, identity, territorial conflict, religion and politics, Israeli politics and society, and Middle East politics. His current projects focus on understanding how homelands change and the conditions under which religious parties moderate their positions.