Nechumi Yaffe

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sociology
Email Address: 
myaffe@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
A79 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Nechumi Yaffe is a postdoctoral research fellow affiliated with Princeton’s Department of Sociology and the University Center for Human Values. Nechumi’s research examines, from a social psychology perspective, how identity, social norms, and authority play a role in creating and preserving poverty. Her work focuses on the ultra-orthodox (Haredi) community in Israel, a population currently understudied. Current and future publications consider the perceptions and heuristics that shape community members’ decisions in the face of scarcity. This project aims to inform and improve policymakers’ decisions and to expand the understanding of the intricacy of poverty. Nechumi earned a PhD in political science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is the first women from Israel’s ultra-orthodox community to achieve a postdoctoral position.