CV

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

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 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.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Comparative Politics and 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

  • 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 Award, Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, American Political Science Association.
  • 2015 Honorable Mention, Gregory Luebbert Award, Section on Comparative Politics, American Political Science Association.
  • 2015 Honorable Mention for the 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 Alexander L. George Award, Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, American Political Science Association.
  • “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)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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

LANGUAGES AND FIELD RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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

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