Oded Marom

Dornsife Fellow in General Education
Oded Marom
Pronouns He / Him / His Email omarom@usc.edu


I was born and raised in Israel and have moved to the U.S with my wife in 2013 to study at the University of Chicago. My academic background includes communication studies and comparative literature (B.A) and political science and public communication (M.A.). In University of Chicago, I joined the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS), where I focused on political science and sociology.Before moving to the U.S., I worked for ten years as a journalist in Israel, two of which as the chief editor of two of Israel’s leading magazines for children and young adults.

I have two beautiful children, Daniel (6.5) and Avigail (4), who are by far my greatest accomplishment.


  • M.A. Sociology, University of Chicago, 2014
  • M.A. Political Science, Bar-Ilan University, 2010
  • DIPL Communication, Bar-Ilan University, 2007
  • B.A. Comparative Literature, Bar-Ilan University, 2005
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    My research interests are in the way changes in people’s daily lives, in the ways they organize, communicate, and relate to one another, shape the way they understand and relate to the political world. Specifically, I explore how such changes interact with tendencies for political extremism and social intolerance.
    My current research examines variations in the political discourse of American libertarians, both offline and online, and how their discourse is shaped by the local context in which they live and engage with politics. This project highlights the way subjects’ interpretation of libertarian ideology itself changes as their social environment and relationship with each other change. These days, I concentrate on examining how such variations matter for the way people behave online, thereby creating varying effects for online media on their political discourse.

    Research Keywords

    Political sociology, Sociology of culture, Sociological theory, Media sociology, Collective behavior, Social media, Civic engagement, Ideology, American libertarian movement

  • Journal Article

    • Marom, O. (2023). Situational Orders: Interaction Patterns and the Standards for Evaluating Public Discourse. Sociological Theory. Vol. 0(0 (https), pp. /doi.org/10.1177/07352751231218479.
    • Marom, O. (2022). Prefigurative politics. Mafteakh: Lexical Review of Political Thought. (18) Full Text (Hebrew)
    • Winner of the American Political Science Association’s Section on Civic Engagement Best Paper Award, 2022-2023
    • Winner of the 2019 Center for Communal Studies Graduate Paper Prize, 2019-2020