My teaching and research interests are in comparative politics with a specialization in the Middle East, particularly the Levant. My work concerns mobilization and repression, contentious politics, political violence, comparative authoritarianism, leader succession, and research methods.
I am also a Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. I have lived and done research in the Middle East with Fulbright Hays, Fulbright IIE, and NSEP Boren fellowships.
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