Avshalom is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, studying political theory. His research is focused on the imagination, and more specifically, on the role played by the imagination in politics and political life. His dissertation, tentatively titled “Political Imagination in the Athenian Democracy,” investigates the various ways in which the imagination shaped, transformed and sustained the democratic institutions and culture of ancient Athens. Since 2017, Avshalom serves as a graduate research fellow at the Stanford Basic Income Lab. He received his B.A. in political science and economics (summa cum laude) and his M.A. in political science (summa cum laude) from Tel Aviv University.