Shai Dromi is a doctoral candidate at Yale University in the department of sociology. He is a junior fellow at the Yale Center for Comparative Research, the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology, and the Macmillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Society. His main research interests are the intersection of religion, politics, morality, and culture. He is particularly interested in the ways collectively held ideas about morality generate and shape new political and institutional arrangements. Dromi is a native of Jerusalem, where he lived for most of his life. Before coming to Yale, he completed a B.A. in sociology, cultural anthropology, and communication and an M.A. in sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.