Tsiona entered the History PhD program in the fall of 2020. Her general scholarly interests include emotions history, intellectual history, and Israeli and Palestinian history. Tsiona's research has centered on how culturally contingent conceptions of emotions inform political thought and nationalist narratives.
Tsiona holds an MA and MScR in History from the University of Edinburgh. She also spent time studying at the Freie Universität Berlin on an Erasmus Grant, and at Harvard, where she was Kennedy Scholar. Before starting the PhD, Tsiona spent a year researching the history of emotions in psychology and neuroscience at the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University.