I am a PhD candidate at USC Sociology.

My interests within sociology include cultural sociology, ethnography, political sociology, language, collective action, and therapeutic culture. 

My dissertation project is an ethnographic study looking at non-state efforts to address veterans’ trauma and mental health difficulties in Israel and the United States.

In my master’s thesis, I explored the challenges that the trauma survivor, an increasingly common political identity, poses for collective action. Specifically, I analyzed these challenges among student-activists doing anti-sexual violence work. This paper appears in Mobilization

Before coming to USC, I completed my master’s studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. My master’s thesis was entitled “Motherhood, Romantic Relationships, and Sexual Experiences: Competing Models in Narratives of Female Single Young Adults.”


  • M.A. Sociology, University of Southern California, 2018
  • M.A. Sociology, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, 2015
  • B.A. Psychology, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, 2010
  • Journal Article

    • Findler, Y. (2022). An Inter-Situational Analysis of Identity Work: The Case of the Sexual Trauma Survivor. Mobilization: An International Quarterly. Vol. 27 (3), pp. 335-352. Article link