Roni Dorot is a political sociologist whose work focuses on political violence, revenge and reconciliation. She received her PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence, and holds a MA in Public Policy from Tel-Aviv University. Her dissertation entitled “Dead End: Israeli Militarism and the Dynamics of State Retribution” examines the history of political revenge and the genealogy of retaliation discourses in the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Her previous research analyzed the governmental outcomes of Israeli municipalities from a comparative perspective. She is a recipient of the Sapir Price for municipal studies, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura scholarship and the EUI excellence fellowship. Her research interests include: emotions and the state; political rituals; total institutions; conflict management and resolution; exchange theory; organizational studies and critical military studies.