Tomer Perry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Social Sciences
College of Arts and Humanities


  • Published peer-reviewed articles in political theory, including in History of Political Thought.
  • Recipient of awards and fellowships, including the Northeastern Political Science Association McWilliams 2016 Best Paper Award in Political Theory.
  • Research associate and postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Center for Ethics as well as a lecturer at Harvard's Department of Government
  • Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford

Professor Tomer Perry joined Minerva from his most recent role as Research Associate at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel-Aviv University. Perry earned his Ph.D. in Political Science with a Minor in Philosophy from Stanford University in 2016, and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

As a research associate at Harvard's Center for Ethics, Perry worked on an ethics pedagogy project, developing active-learning exercises and simulations where students exercise ethical judgement in realistic contexts. In addition, Perry developed the principles for creating such simulations inspired by game design. In the classroom, Perry encourages a comfortable environment for genuine exchange, so that students can express, examine and revise their opinions as well as reach a better understanding of others.