CV

You can download my full CV with a list of publications and presentations here.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University. July 2017 – present.

Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University. January 2015 – present.

Professor, Department of Political Science, Brown University. July 2014 – December 2014.

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Brown University. July 2009 – June 2014.

Takemi Fellow in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, August 2013 – June 2014.

Fellow, New Directions Program, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, August 2013 – June 2014.

Dupee Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. July 2012 – June 2013.

Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Brown University. July 2005-June 2009.

Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. 2005-2006, 2007-2008.

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Brown University. July 2002-July 2005.

 

 EDUCATION

Ph.D.   University of California at Berkeley.  Political Science. December 2002.

M.A.    University of California at Berkeley. Political Science. 1996

M.A.    The Fletcher School, Tufts University. International Relations. 1994

B.A.    Brown University. International Relations. 1991

 

BOOKS

A Political Economy of the Middle East, 4th ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2015. (With Ishac Diwan, Alan Richards and John Waterbury)

Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014. Winner of the 2015 Giovanni Sartori Book Award, American Political Science Association (APSA) Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research; Honorable Mention, 2015 Gregory Luebbert Book Award, APSA Section on Comparative Politics.

The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare. (Co-edited with Lauren Morris MacLean). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014. Honorable Mention, 2015 Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

 Globalization and Business Politics in Arab North Africa: A Comparative Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007, 2010.

 

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

“Political Context, Organizational Mission and the Quality of Social Services: Insights from the Health Sector in Lebanon.” In World Development (2017). (With Aytuğ Şaşmaz) Winner of the 2017 Best Comparative Policy Paper Award, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis-American Political Science Association (JCPA-APSA).

“Does Risk Promote or Undermine Citizen Trust in Government? The Case of Health Care in Europe.” In Perspectives on Politics 13, no. 4(December 2015), 938-957. (With Julia Lynch and Gavril Bilev)

“Sectarianism and the Ambiguities of Welfare in the Middle East.” In Cultural Anthropology 56, no. 6(December 2015).

“Is There an Islamist Political Advantage?” In Annual Review of Political Science, vol. 17(May/June 2014). (With Pauline Jones Luong)

“Governance and Health in the Arab World.” In The Lancet, vol. 382(2013): 1-13. (With Rajaie Batniji (lead author), Sanjay Basu, Rita Giacaman, Amaney Jamal, Lina Khatib, Geoffrey Sweet, and Paul Wise)

“Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies: Implications for Peace and Governance.” In Journal of Conflict Resolution 56, no. 6 (December 2012): 982-1016. (With Edmund Malesky)

“Informal Politics and Access to Health Care in Lebanon.” In International Journal for Equity in Health. 11, no. 23(2012): 1-8. (With Bradley Chen)

“Introduction: The Political Consequences of Non-State Social Welfare in the Global South.” Article in special issue of Studies in Comparative International Development on “Non-State Actors, States and Citizens and the Provision of Social Welfare in the Global South.” 46, no. 1(Spring 2011): 1-21. (With Lauren Morris MacLean)

“Partisan Activism and Access to Welfare in Lebanon.” Article in special issue of Studies in Comparative International Development on Non-State Actors, States and Citizens and the Provision of Social Welfare in the Global South.” 46, no. 1(Spring 2011): 70-97. (PMCID: PMC4043299)

“Bricks and Mortar Clientelism: The Political Geography of Welfare in Lebanon.” In World Politics 62, no. 3(July 2010): 381-421. (With Sukriti Issar). (PMCID: PMC4029429) Winner of the 2011 Alexander L. George Award, Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, American Political Science Association.

“Labor Standards and Labor Flexibility in the Middle East: Freer Trade and Freer Unions?” In Studies in Comparative International Development 45, no. 2(Summer 2010). (With Marsha Pripstein Posusney): 250-279.

“Business-Government Relations and Industrial Change: The Politics of Upgrading in Morocco and Tunisia.” In World Development 35, no. 11(2007): 1889-1903.

“Development and the Changing Dynamics of Global Production: Global Value Chains and Local Clusters in Apparel Manufacturing.” In Competition and Change 10, no. 1(March 2006): 23-48.

“Fat Cats and Self-Made Men: Globalization and the Paradoxes of Collective Action.”  In Comparative Politics 37, no. 4(July 2005): 379-400.

“International Exposure, Domestic Response: Financiers, Weavers and Garment Manufacturers in Morocco and Tunisia.”  In Arab Studies Journal 7, no. 2/8, no. 1(Fall 1999/Spring 2000): 26-51.

“Defensive Integration and Late Developers: The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab Maghreb Union.” In Global Governance 5, no. 3(July-September 1999): 379-402.

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS AND UNDER REVIEW

“Popular Grievances in the Arab Region: Evaluating Explanations for Discontent in the Lead-Up to the Uprisings.” Manuscript under review. (With Nisreen Salti)

“Resource Wealth and Private Sector Development in the Middle East.” Manuscript in progress. (With Ishac Diwan)

“The Value of Positive Deviant Cases for Development Policy.” Manuscript in progress.

“Diversity and Accountability: Intergroup Relations and Public Goods Provision.” Research in progress. (With Poulomi Chakrabarti and David Romney)

“Community Participation and the Performance of Primary Health Care Providers in Tunisia: Grassroots and Elite Mechanisms of Accountability.” Research in progress. (With Habiba Ben Romdhane, Ellen Lust, Carmel Salhi and Margaret Kruk)

“The Material and Non-Material Foundations of Political Support: Clientelism, Threat Perceptions and Programmatic Appeal in Lebanese Elections.” Research in progress. (With Sami Atallah and Dominika Kruszewska)

“The Dynamics of Pro-State Mobilization: Insights from Egypt.” Paper in progress. (With Ashley Anderson)

“The Sociopolitical Determinants of Quality in the Lebanese Primary Health Sector.” Manuscript in progress.  (With Carmel Salhi)

“The Effects of Power-Sharing on Public Goods Provision.” Research in progress. (With Pellumb Kelmendi and Edmund Malesky)

The Middle East/North Africa Historical Data Archive (MENAHDA). Data collection project in progress. (With Gabriel Koehler-Derrick)

BOOK CHAPTERS

“Development and Underdevelopment in the Middle East.” In Carol Lancaster and Nicolas van de Walle, eds. Handbook of the Politics of Development. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016.

“Transition Experiences and Relevant Lessons for the Arab Transitions.” In The Middle East Economies in Times of Transition, edited by Ahmed Galal and Ishac Diwan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

“Fiscal Policy and Crony Capitalism in MENA Countries.” In The Middle East Economies in Times of Transition, edited by Ahmed Galal and Ishac Diwan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. (With Ishac Diwan.)

“The Effects of War and Violence Conflict on Youth in the Middle East.” In the Arab Human Development Report, United National Development Program, forthcoming 2016. (With Nisreen Salti.)

“The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East.” In Ellen Lust, ed., The Middle East, 14th ed. New York: CQ Press, 2015. (With Ishac Diwan)

“Social Welfare.” In Tulia Falleti, Orfeo Fioretos and Adam Sheingate, eds., Handbook of Historical Institutionalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. (With Aytuğ Şaşmaz)

“Human Insecurity: Poverty and Welfare in Lebanon.” In Donna Lee Bowen and Becky Schulthies, eds, Everyday Life in the Middle East, 3rd ed. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014.

“Introduction,” “The Political Consequences of Non-state Social Welfare: An Analytical Framework” and “Conclusion.” In The Politics of Non-state Social Welfare, edited by Melani Cammett and Lauren Morris MacLean. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014. (With Lauren Morris MacLean)

“Sectarian Politics and Social Welfare: Non-state Provision in Lebanon.” In The Politics of Non-state Social Welfare, edited by Melani Cammett and Lauren Morris MacLean. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014.

“Epilogue: A Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings.” A Political Economy of the Middle East. Third ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, forthcoming 2013. (With Ishac Diwan.)

Abridged versions reprinted in Arabic in Kalamon Al-Thaqafiyya (Fall 2013), Le Monde Diplomatique/Al-Khaleej (October 2013) and Le Monde Diplomatique/Al-Ahram (Sept. 28, 2013); and in English in Jadaliyya (January 2013).

“Using Proxy Interviewing to Address Sensitive Topics.” In Layna Mosley, ed., Interviewing in Political Science. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013.

“The Diversity of Islamic Charitable Activities: Analytical Distinctions Among Shi’a Muslim Organizations in Lebanon.” Manuscript in Progress.” In Raj Brown and Justin Pierce, ed., Charities in the Non-Western World: The Development and Regulation of Indigenous and Islamic Charities. London: Routledge, 2013.

“The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East.” In Ellen Lust, ed., The Middle East, 13th ed. New York: CQ Press, 2013.

“The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East.” In Ellen Lust, ed., The Middle East, 12th ed. New York: CQ Press, 2010.

“Challenges to Networks of Privilege in Morocco: Implications for Network Analysis.” In Steven Heydemann, ed. Networks of Privilege in the Middle East: The Politics of Economic Reform Revisited. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp. 245-279.

 

REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

“Accountability: The Last Mile on the Route to Quality Service Delivery.” World Bank report. (With Tamer Rabie (lead author), Samira Towfighian and Cari Clark).

“How Hezbollah Helps (And What it Gets Out of It).” Monkey Cage Blog, Washington Post, October 2, 2014. Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/10/02/how-hezbollah-helps-and-what-it-gets-out-of-it/.

“The Syrian Conflict’s Impact on Lebanese Politics.” In PeaceBrief, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2013. Available at http://www.usip.org/publications/the-syrian-conflict-s-impact-lebanese-politics.

“The Dynamics of Democratic Transitions: Insights from Democratization Theory and Case Studies of Non-MENA Countries.” Background paper prepared for the Arab Transitions Report, Middle East and North Africa Division, World Bank, May 2013.

“Democracy in Post-Invasion Iraq.” Report for the Costs of War Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, February 10, 2012. Available at www.costsofwar.org.

“The Politics of Economic and Social Change in the MENA.” In “Arab Uprisings: New Opportunities for Political Science.” POMEPS Briefing, no. 12, June 12, 2012. Available at http://www.ssrc.org/publications/docs/POMEPS_Conf12_Book_Web.pdf.

“The Limits of Anti-Islamism in Tunisia.” In Foreign Policy Online, October 31, 2011. Available at http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/10/31/will_an_islamist_victory_translate_to_democracy.

“Hezbollah in Latin America: Implications for U.S. Homeland Security.” Testimony before the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, July 7, 2011. Available at http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Cammett.pdf. Video of proceedings available at http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-hezbollah-latin-america-implications-us-homeland-security.

“Democracy, Lebanese Style.” In Middle East Report Online, August 2009. Available at http://www.merip.org/mero/mero081809.html.

“The War on Terror: Implications for Data Collection in the Middle East.”  In APSA-CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Division of the American Political Science Association. 18, no. 1(Winter 2007): 16-19.

“Political Ethnography in Deeply Divided Societies.” In Qualitative Methods: Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section on Qualitative Methods. 4, no. 3(Fall 2006): 15-18.

“Habitat for Hezbollah.”  In Foreign Policy, August 2006. Available at http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3572.

“Reviving the Global Economy.” Parliamentarians for Global Action, Background Paper, PGA-World Bank Joint Conference, Washington, D.C., October 1995.

“The Madrid Conference: Baker’s Enticing Diplomacy (March-October 1991),” Working Paper, Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, 1993.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Review of Jason Brownlee, Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance and Amaney Jamal, Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy At All? In Perspectives on Politics (December 2013).

Review of Mona Harb, Le Hezbollah à Beyrouth (1985-2005): De la Banlieue à la Ville. In Arab World Geographer 15, no. 3(Fall 2012).

Review of Augustus Richard Norton, Hezbollah: A Short History. In MESA Bulletin 42, no. 3(Summer 2008).

Review of Jagdish Baghwati, In Defense of Globalization. In International Journal 60, no. 2(Spring 2005).

Review of Eva Bellin, Stalled Democracy: Capital, Labor and the Paradox of State-Sponsored Development and Stephen King, Liberalization Against Democracy: The Local Politics of Economic Reform in Tunisia. In Perspectives on Politics 2, no. 2(2004).

Review of Hugh Roberts, The Battlefield Algeria: Studies of a Broken Polity, 1988-2002. In Science and Society 68, no. 1(Spring 2004).

Review of Gregory White, A Comparative Political Economy of Morocco and Tunisia: On the Outside of Europe Looking In. In Journal of North African Studies 7, no. 2(Summer 2002): 122-25.

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Comparative Politics and the Political Economy of Development (Politics of Development, Social Welfare, Identity Politics, State-Society Relations, Citizenship and Accountability)
  • Methodology (Research Design and Mixed Methods Research)
  • Middle Eastern and North African Politics

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2017 Best Comparative Policy Paper Award, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis-American Political Science Association.
  • Faculty Research Grant, Emirates Leadership Initiative, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School to support the project on “Citizens and Security Threats in the Middle East: Perceptions and Consequences,” 2017-2018. (With Ishac Diwan and Alexei Abrahams)
  • Faculty Research Grant, Emirates Leadership Initiative, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School to support the project on “Organizational Mission, Social Context, and the Quality of Service Delivery: Identity Politics and Health in Lebanon,” 2016 – present.
  • Medium Research Grant, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University to support the project on “Diversity and Accountability: Intergroup Relations and Public Goods Provision in Lebanon,” 2016 – present.
  • Research Incubation Grant, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University to support the project on “Community Participation and the Performance of Primary Health Care Providers in Tunisia: Grassroots and Elite Mechanisms of Accountability,” 2016 – present.
  • 2015 Giovanni Sartori Book Prize, APSA Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research
  • 2015 Honorable Mention, Gregory Luebbert Book Prize, APSA Section on Comparative Politics
  • Ÿ 2015 Honorable Mention, Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
  • New Directions Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2013-2014)
  • Takemi Fellow in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health (2013-2014)
  • Dupee Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University (2012-2013)
  • 2011 APSA Alexander L. George Award, Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research
  • “Health and Social Protection in Weak States: Comparative Research on the Middle East,” International Research on Public Health Seed Grant, Office of International Affairs, Brown University (2010-2011)
  • Junior Faculty Research Grant, International Security and Foreign Policy Program, Smith Richardson Foundation (2007-2008)
  • Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Scholarship, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (2005-2006, 2007-2008)
  • United States Institute of Peace Grant (September 2005-June 2007)
  • Faculty Research Grant, Department of Political Science, Brown University (2004-2005)
  • Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award, Brown University (2004-2005)
  • Nominee, Karen T. Romer University Teaching Award, Brown University (2004)
  • Faculty Research Grant, Department of Political Science, Brown University (2003-2004)
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Mentoring Award, Brown University (2003)
  • Simpson Fellowship for Research in International and Comparative Studies, Institute for International Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2001-2002)
  • Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship (1999-2000)
  • American Institute for Maghrib Studies Dissertation Grant (1999-2000)
  • Social Science Research Council International Predissertation Fellowship Program Fellowship (1997-1998)
  • Distinction, Comparative Politics Qualifying Examination, U.C. Berkeley (March 1997)
  • The Berkeley Fellowship (1995-1997, 2000-2001)
  • Fulbright IIE Fellowship, Jordan (1994-1995)
  • Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, Arabic language study (1993-1994)
  • Program on Southwest Asia and Islamic Studies Grant, The Fletcher School (Summer 1993)
  • Fletcher School Fellowship (1992-1993)
  • Graduated Cum Laude, International Relations, Brown University (1991)

 

SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2016: Smith College (Workshop on Theorizing Authoritarianism); MIT (Conference on Political Behavior in Developing Contexts); Harvard University (Middle East Initiative); Gothenburg (Dept. of Political Science Seminar Series); North American Association for Islamic and Muslim Studies (Cambridge, MA); Brown University (India Initiative); MIT (Governance Lab Workshop); Boğaçizi University (Boğaçizi Journal); IVY: The Social University, Boston, MA; Georgetown University/University of Exeter (Workshop on State-Business Relations in the Middle East); Harvard University (Middle East Initiative, CES Workshop on State-Mobilized Contention); Rockefeller Foundation/Bellagio Center (Workshop on Best Practices for Building Resilient Health Systems); Princeton University (Fung Global Fellows Program); Princeton University/World Bank (Workshop on Case Studies and Development); Oxford University (Dept. of Political Science Seminar Series, Workshop on Resources, Governance and Development); London School of Economics (Dept. of Political Science Seminar Series).

2015: UN ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon (Conference on Resilient Governance Institutions in Conflict-Affected Countries); American University of Beirut (Policy Studies and Public Affairs Seminar Series); Harvard University (Middle East Initiative); MIT (Emile Bustani Lecture); Brandeis University (Crown Center); Radcliffe Institute (Workshop on State-Mobilized Contention); King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Harvard University (Conference on Intra-Muslim Affairs); Association for Analytical Learning on Muslim Societies (AALIMS)/Oxford University; George Mason University (Arab Studies Institute); Princeton University (Comparative Politics Seminar); Yale University (Leitner Seminar and Comparative Politics Workshop); Ohio State University (Comparative Politics Workshop); Brigham Young University (Wheatley International Affairs Conference); Harvard University (Comparative Politics Seminar); American University of Beirut (Issam Fares Institute).

2014: George Washington University (Program on Middle East Political Science, POMEPS Workshop on Islamist Social Services); University of Texas, Austin (Robert S. Strauss Center); Princeton University/AUB Issam Fares Institute (Workshop on Economic Development and Social Justice in the Arab World); Brown University (Watson Institute for International Studies); Columbia University (Comparative Politics Seminar); Yale University (Program on Governance and Local Development); Harvard University (Academy Scholars Program, Middle East Seminar); University of Pennsylvania (Workshop on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism); Harvard Kennedy School (Middle East Initiative/Economic Research Forum); Harvard University (Government); American University of Beirut (Launch Event of the Lancet Arab World Series).

2013: Boğaçizi University, Istanbul, Turkey (Dept. of Political Science); Development Analytics, Istanbul, Turkey; Boston University (Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, Boston University); Brown University (Beyond Geopolitics: Syria from the Ground Up; Symposium on Humanitarian Assistance at a Crossroads); Harvard Kennedy School (Middle East Initiative); Georgetown University (Dept. of Government Seminar Series); Harvard University and Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) (Weatherhead Center for International Affairs); Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Rivarotta di Pasiano, Italy (Symposium on the Politics of the Urban Poor); Harvard School of Public Health (Takemi Fellows Program); U.S. Institute of Peace and U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. (Workshop on Sectarianism in the Arab East); World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist Seminar Series); University of Michigan (Conference on Religion, Identity and Politics, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies); Harvard University (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies); New York University (Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies);

2012: Harvard Kennedy School (CMES/Middle East Initiative); University of Michigan (Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies); University of Toronto (Dept. of Political Science Seminar Series); University of Guelph (Dept. of Political Science Seminar Series); Northeastern University (SSRC Open Classroom Program); Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT), Tunisia; International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Gammarth, Tunisia; Brown University (Watson Institute for International Studies); National Defense University (Conference on Islam and Democratization); Harvard Kennedy School (Middle East Initiative); Oberlin College (Tanwir Seminar); Boston University (Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, Boston University); Barrington Public Library.

2011: Hollings Center, Istanbul, Turkey (Regional Policy Dialogue on the Economies of the Arab Spring); Hong Kong University/Boğaçizi University, Istanbul, Turkey; Yale University (Graduate Seminar on Middle East Politics); Northeastern University (SSRC Open Classroom Program); World Bank (Development Research Group); UN/Social Science Research Council (Brainstorming Workshop on Tunisia, Algeria, Libya); Brown University (Global Health & Medicine Lecture Series, Population Studies and Training Center); Association for Analytical Learning on Muslim Societies (AALIMS)/Harvard Kennedy School; U.C. Berkeley (Dept. of Political Science Seminar Series); MIT (Comparative Politics Workshop); Moulay Hicham Foundation (Meeting on Economic Development in the Middle East); Hong Kong University, Penang, Malaysia; The Fletcher School, Tufts University (Graduate School Conference).

2010: Northwestern University (Symposium on New Directions in Middle East and North African Studies); UN/Social Science Research Council (Brainstorming Workshop on North Africa); New England Political Science Association, Newport, RI (Roundtable on James McGuire’s Wealth, Health and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America); Duke University (Conference on Interview Research in Political Science).

2009: Yale University (Seminar on Religion and Politics, Council on Middle East Studies); Brown University (Colloquium on Comparative Research); Harvard University (Middle East Politics Working Group); Syracuse University (Planning Workshop for the Qualitative Data Repository); Yale University (Middle East Studies Program); Harvard University (Workshop on Legitimacy, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs).

2008: University of Pennsylvania (Comparative Politics Workshop); Princeton University (Workshop on Middle East Politics); Harvard University (Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies); Wesleyan University (Dept. of Political Science Seminar Series).

2007: Harvard University (Academy Scholars Program); Yale University (Comparative Politics Workshop); Princeton University (Department of Near Eastern Studies); University of Chicago (Comparative Politics Workshop); Georgetown University (Maghreb Center); Arizona State University (Institute for Qualitative Research Methods).

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

General

Commissioner, Lancet Commission on Syria, September 2016 – present

Board Member, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, December 2016 – present

Disciplinary

Co-Editor, Cambridge University Press Elements Series on the Politics of Development. (With Ben Ross Schneider)

President-elect, Organized Section on Qualitative Methods, American Political Science Association, 2015-2017 (President 2017-2019).

Member, Review Committee, APSA Open Access Journal, June 2016 – present.

Selection committee member, Gregory Luebbert Book Award, APSA Section on Comparative Politics, 2016.

Member, Editorial Board, Boğaziçi Journal, June 2016 – present.

Selection committee member, Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award, APSA Section on Religion and Politics, 2015.

Co-Chair, Organized Section on Comparative Politics of Developing Countries, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 28-31, 2014. (With Sarah Brooks)

Member, Editorial Board, Comparative Political Studies, September 2013 – present.

Vice President, Organized Section on Comparative Democratization, American Political Science Association, September 2012 – 2014.

Editor, Middle East Law and Governance, January 2013 – present.

Member, Editorial Board, Tadween Publishing, November 2012 – present.

Member, Steering Committee, Program on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS),

November 2012 – present.

Member, Nominating Committee, Middle East Studies Association, 2012.

Regular presenter and discussant at professional conferences such as the American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, and the Middle East Studies Association.

Member, Workshop Grants Committee, International Studies Association, 2011 – present.

Chair, Organized Section on Comparative Democratization, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, September 1-4, 2011.

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2009 – 2013.

Member, Board of Directors, Society for Comparative Research, 2008-2010.

Member, Board of Directors, American Institute for Maghrib Studies, 2004-2008.

Director, International Relations Concentration, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, 2006-2007.

Co-Chair, Organized Section on Qualitative Methods, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 31-September 3, 2006. (With Julia Lynch)

Coordinator, Colloquium on Comparative Research lecture series, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, 2004-2005, 2011-2012.

Book Review Editor/Associate Editor, Journal of North African Studies, 2004-2007.

Manuscript and Proposal Reviewer: Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, CQ Press, Indiana University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Lynne Rienner Press, National Science Foundation, Oxford University Press, Pluto Press, Routledge Press, Sage Publications, Stanford University Press, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Civil Wars, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Critique International, Feminist Economics, Governance, International Journal of Middle East Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Journal of North African Studies, Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Review of International Political Economy, Studies in Comparative International Development, World Development, World Politics.

Regular participation in annual meetings and conferences: American Political Science Association, Middle East Studies Association, Midwest Political Science Association, International Studies Association, New England Political Science Association, Northeast Middle East Politics Working Group, Program on Middle East Political Science.

Participation in public fora on political and economic development, current events and public policy issues.

 University (selected)

Senior Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University, January 2015 – present.

Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University, February 2015 – present.

Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, June 2015 – present.

Steering Committee Member, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, February 2015 – present.

Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, March 2015 – present.

 Founding Director, Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program, Brown University. September 2013 – December 2014.

Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. September 2013 – December 2014.

Faculty Fellow, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University. January 2012 – December 2014.

 Director, Middle East Studies Program, Brown University. September 2009 – June 2012.

Director, Middle East Study Abroad Committee, Brown University, 2004-2005.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association
  • Middle East Studies Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • American Institute for Maghrib Studies
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Association of University Women

 FIELD RESEARCH AND LANGUAGES

 

  • Field research throughout the Middle East and North Africa (i.e. Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey), Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Languages: Arabic, French

 

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