Summer 2016

Justin Schon, Indiana University: The conflict information network: a model of rumor transmission during conflict

Neil Ketchley Oxford University and Steven Brooke, University of Louisville: The rise of organized political Islam in Egypt

Robert Kubinec, University of Virginia: The Business of Democracy and the Arab Spring in North Africa

Caroline Abadeer, Stanford University: The Politics of Urban Planning in Cairo

Erin York, Columbia University: Protest Voting in Moroccan Elections

Winter 2015-16

Michaelle Browers, Wake Forest University: Political Thought after the Arab Uprisings: Citizenship and Regime: “Rethinking Moderation, Attending to the Liminal“, POMEPS Conversation #55

Ian Hartshorn, University of Nevada, Reno: Free Speech and Speech Acts in the New Tunisia: “Tunisia’s labor union won the Nobel Peace Prize. But can it do its job?” and “No Victor, No Vanquished…or Delaying the Inevitable?

Steven Schaaf, George Washington University: Egyptian, Jordanian and Qatari judiciaries

Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College: Amman’s Changing Urban Spaces: Consuming Protest; POMEPS Conversation #54

Sarah Weirich, Rutgers University: Archives, Blackmail, and Corruption: Memory, Power, and Silence in Post-Revolution Tunisia

Bozena Welborne, Smith College: Omani exceptionalism

Spring/Summer 2015

Alyssa G. Bernstein, Queen’s University of Belfast: Palestinian prisoners’ resistance in Israeli prisons

Alexandra Blackman, Stanford University: The politicization of faith: Understanding the rise of political Islam in the contemporary Middle East

Sarah F. Fisher, Marymount University: The 2015 parliamentary campaigns and the construction of the women-Islam-secularism nexus in Turkey

Kimberly Guiler, The University of Texas at Austin: “How the Kurds upended Turkish politics

Angela Joya, University of Oregon: Islamic politics in an age of globalization: The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s quest for power in Syria

Daniel T. R. Masterson, Yale University: Refugees and collective action in the Syrian civil war

Rory McCarthy, University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College: “What happens when Islamists lose an election,” and “Will Tunisia’s fragile transition survive the Sousse attack?”

Steve L. Monroe, Princeton University: Collective political identity in small and medium size business enterprises.

Salma Al-Shami, Northwestern University: Escaping authoritarianism? Civic participation strategies in the Syrian revolution

Yasmeen Mekawym, University of Chicago: Passionate publics: Emotions & events through social media in the January 25 Revolution

Aytug Sasmaz, Brown University: Politics of designing decentralization in Tunisia

Anne-Margret Wolf, University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College: Ennahda’s youth and radicalization


Fall/Winter 2014

Amy Austin Holmes, American University in Cairo: “Why Egypt’s military orchestrated a massacre

Aaron Erlich, University of Washington: Power of the Panopticon? How Symbols of Dictators Affect Citizens’ Behavior (with Lauren Prather)

Neil Ketchley, London School of Economics: Muslim Brothers, Muslim Sisters and the National Alliance to Support Legitmacy

Ramazan Kilinc, University of Nebraska, Omaha: The rift between the AKP and Gulen movement in Turkey

Kevin Koehler, King’s College London: Determinants of cohesion in Arab militaries in periods of domestic unrest

Jessica Mecellem, Loyola University Chicago: Seeking Justice for Forced Disappearances in Turkey and Algeria

Lauren Prather, Stanford University: Power of the Panopticon? How Symbols of Dictators Affect Citizens’ Behavior (with Aaron Erlich)

Kelsey Norman, University of California, Irvine: “Migrants in post-revolution Egypt

Frederick Harris Setzer, Cornell University: Judicial Power in Transitional Regimes: Tunisia and Egypt Since the Arab Spring


Summer 2014

Sharanbir Grewal, Princeton University: “Why Tunisia didn’t follow Egypt’s path

Morgan Kaplan, University of Chicago: “Why the U.S. backed the Kurds

Sean Lee, Northwestern University: Minority groups in violent conflict

Julie Norman, McGill University: Political implications of imprisonment and detention

Dorothy Ohl, George Washington University: Loyalty and defection among military personnel in situations of domestic unrest

Daniel Nerenberg, George Washington University: Behavior norms in the Palestinian’s ethno-nationalist conflict

Sarah Parkinson, University of Minnesota: Without White SUVs: Local Refugee Aid in Lebanon ; “Refugee 101: Palestinians in Lebanon Show Refugees from Syria the Ropes”; “Negotiating Health and Life: Syrian Refugees and the Politics of Access in Lebanon.

Sam Plapinger, University of Virginia: Opposition Governance in the Syrian Civil War

Daniel Silverman, The Ohio State University: Rage Against the Machines: The Consequences of Drone Warfare in Yemen, Pakistan, and Beyond

Elizabeth Young, University of Michigan: “Islam and Islamists in the 2014 Tunisian elections


Spring 2014

Ariel Ahram, Virginia Tech University: “Development, Counterinsurgency, and the Destruction of the Iraqi Marshes

Lisel Hintz, George Washington University: “No Opposition, No Democracy’ in Turkey’s elections

Trevor Johnston, University of Michigan: Divide and Distribute: Minority Sabotage and Authoritarian Distribution in the Arabian Gulf

Vickie Langohr, Holy Cross: “Arab youth activism for gender equality“; “New President, Old Pattern of Sexual Violence in Egypt” Middle East Report Online

Raphael Lefevre, Cambridge University: “The Syrian Brotherhood’s Islamic State challenge”; “The Roots of Crisis in Northern Lebanon” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Monica Marks, Oxford University: “Tunisia’s Transition Continues“; “Tunisia opts for an inclusive new government“; “How Egypt’s coup really affected Tunisia’s Islamists

Kevin Mazur, Princeton University: “Local struggles in Syria’s northeast

Harris Mylonas, George Washington University: “The Politics of Diaspora Management in Israel”

Ann Wainscot, Saint Louis University: “The Memory of the 1965 Casablanca Riots” ; “Why did Morocco’s prime minister call for a boycott of Dannon yogurt?

Sean Yom, Temple University: “The New Landscape of Jordanian Politics: Social Opposition, Fiscal Crisis, and the Arab Spring” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, online (July 2014)


Fall 2013

Ashley Anderson, Harvard University: Going Political – Institutions, Labor Movements, and Democratic Transition in North Africa

Chantal Berman, Princeton University: “Inside Tunisia’s Post-Revolutionary Protests” and “Tunisian voters balancing security and freedom

Amanda Rizkallah Chown, University of California, Los Angeles: Coffins and Castles – How civil war patronage networks shape the post-war political system


Summer 2013

Michael Broache*, Columbia University: The International Criminal Court in the Libyan Civil War

Kristen Kao, University of California, Los Angeles: Voter mobilization and ethnic/ideological affiliations in parliamentary elections

Alissa Strunk, Indiana University: “Tunisia’s feuding youth

Hind Ahmed Zaki, University of Washington: Institutional responses to public forms of sexual violence


Spring 2013

Samer N. Abboud, Arcadia University: “Syria’s Business Elite: Between Political Alignment and Hedging Their Bets“; “Capital Flight and the Consequences of the War Economy

Steven Brooke, The University of Texas at Austin: “Egypt’s Crackdown on Islamist Charities

Nathan Brown, George Washington University: “Egypt’s state constitutes itself” ; “Egypt’s constitutional racers stagger to the finish line” ; “Islam in Egypt’s New Constitution” ; “The evolution within the revolution” ; “Egypt’s new mufti” ; “Egypt’s judiciary between a tea ceremony and the WWE” ; “Will June 30 be midnight for Morsi’s Cinderella Story?” ; “Egypt’s wide state reassembles itself

Nathan Hodson, Princeton University: The changing role of Saudi Arabia’s business class

Elizabeth R. Nugent, Princeton University: Service provision and support for Islamist parties in Egypt, and “Tunisian voters balancing security and freedom


Fall 2012

Holger Albrecht, American University of Cairo: “Why some (but not all) Middle East militaries stand by their leaders,” (coauthored with Dorothy Ohl); “The Myth of Coup-proofing: Risk and Instances of Military Coups d’état in the Middle East and North Africa, 1950–2013,”Armed Forces & Security, Vol 41, Issue 4

Diana Greenwald, University of Michigan: “The Palestinian fiscal crisis

Ahmed Khanani, Indiana University: “What I talk about when I talk about Islamists

Mine Tafolar, The University of Texas: Social policies, clientelist networks and women’s empowerment, Turkey

Emily Regan Wills, University of Toronto: “Politicizing Egypt’s economic reform


Summer 2012

Dina Bishara, George Washington University: “Who speaks for Egypt’s workers?”; “Back on Horseback: The military and political transformation in Egypt,” Middle East Law and Governance (2011)

Eric Lob, Princeton University: The Iranian and Lebanese Reconstruction Jihad “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Foreign Policy and Construction Jihad’s Developmental Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa” International Journal of Middle East Studies 48 (May 2016); “What Iran will really do with its sanctions relief windfall”; “Understanding Iran’s Supreme Leader on the nuclear deal

Erin Snider, University of Cambridge, Trinity College: Politics of Democracy Aid in Morocco after the Arab Spring; “POMEPS Conversation #62

Joshua Stacher, Kent State University: Blame the SCAF for Egypt’s Problems” ; Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria, Stanford University Press (2012)

Kristin Smith Diwan, American University: Youth Movements and Post-Islamism in the Gulf. “Kuwait’s Balancing Act” ; “Kuwait’s Constitutional Showdown” ; “Kuwait’s Youth Movement” ; POMEPS Conversation #10

Shadi Moktari, American University: “The New Politics of Human Rights in the Middle East” ; “Human rights and power amid protest and change in the Arab world,” Third World Quarterly, Vol. 36, Number 6, (2015)

Jacob Mundy, Colgate University: “Militia politics in Libya’s national elections

Daniel Nerenberg, George Washington University: Behavior norms in the Palestinian’s ethno-nationalist conflict. “Are we seeing Palestine’s spring at long last?

Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University: Understanding processes of mobilization in Syria ; “Fathers of Revolution” Guernica ; “Rebel Fragmentation in Syria and Palestine” ; “A new Palestinian intifada?” ; POMEPS Conversation #9

Silvana Toska, Harvard University: “Building a Yemeni state while losing a revolution

Sean Yom, Temple University: “Jordan’s new politics of tribal dissent” ; “The Survival of Arab Monarchies” ; “Resilient Royals: How Arab Monarchies Hang On” with F. Gregory Gause II, Journal of Democracy, Vol. 23, Number 4 (October 2012) ; “Tribal Politics in Contemporary Jordan: The Case of the Hirak Movement,” The Middle East Journal, Vol. 68, Number 2


Spring 2012

Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University: “Tunisians frustrated but engaged” ;  “Islamists Aren’t the Obstacle: How to Build Democracy in Egypt and Tunisia” with Ellen Lust, Dhafer Malouche, Gamal Soltan, and Jakob Wichmann, Foreign Affairs (February 14, 2013); “It’s Morning in Libya: Why Democracy Marches On” with Ellen Lust and Jakob Wichmann, Foreign Affairs (August 6, 2013) ; “Why do Some Arab Citizens See Democracy as Unsuitable for Their Country?” Democratization (2014) ; “Why some Arabs don’t want democracy” ; POMEPS Conversations #17

Matthew Buehler, The University of Texas: Islamist-leftist alliances in Mauritania. “Mauritania Votes” ; “Safety valve elections and the Arab spring,” Terrorism and Political Violence (2013)

Sarah Bush, Harvard University: “Are we repeating democracy promotion mistakes in Tunisia?”,  “Democracy Promotion after the ‘Jasmine Revolution’: A Dispatch from Tunis” Jadaliyya

Calvert Jones, Yale University: “Seeing Like an Autocrat: Liberal Social Engineering in an Illiberal State,” Perspectives on Politics Vol. 13 No 1 (March 2015)

Ellen Lust, Yale University: “Tunisians Frustrated but Engaged


Fall 2011

Dina Bishara, George Washington University: “Who speaks for Egypt’s workers?” ; “Back on Horseback: The military and political transformation in Egypt,” Middle East Law and Governance (2011)

Eric Bordenkircher; University of California at Los Angeles: Analysis of the Lebanese political system. Kings, Queens, Rooks and Pawns: Towards Deciphering the Lebanese Political Chessboard.” Review of Middle East Studies. Vol. 47 No. 2 (Winter 2013)

Jason Brownlee, The University of Texas: “Morsi takes Manhattan, but Washington’s another story” ;  Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian AllianceCambridge University Press (2012)

Melani Cammett, Brown University: “The limits of anti-Islamism in Tunisia

Adria Lawrence, Yale University: “Election dilemmas for Morocco’s protest movement

Lawrence Rubin, Georgia Institute of Technology: The Islamic Movement in Israel ; “Islamic Political Activism in Israel” Brookings Institution (April 2014); Why Israel Outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement”  Lawfare Blog.

Curtis Ryan, Appalachian State University: “Jordan’s high stakes electoral reform” ; “Jordan’s security dilemmas” ; “Jordan’s website blocking controversy

Nadav Shelef, University of Wisconsin and Yael Zeira, New York University: “Recognition Matters!: UN State Status and Attitudes toward Territorial Compromise,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, (August 2015)

Nadav Samin, Princeton University: The role of tribal and genealogical consciousness in Saudi Arabian politics. “Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Social Media Movement” Arab Media & Society (2012)

Alanna Van Antwerp, George Washington University: “Post-Soviet lessons for Egypt

Madeleine Wells, George Washington University: “Yemen’s Houthi movement and the revolution


Summer 2011

Emma Deputy, The University of Texas: Egypt’s Toshka project

Kristin Fabbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Urban politics and public goods provision in Turkey. “Doing more with less: the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkish elections, and the uncertain future of Turkish politics,” Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity (2012)

Anne Peters, Wesleyan University: Why aid to the PA doesn’t buy leverage

Dina Rashed, University of Chicago: “What Morsi could learn from Anwar Sadat” ; “Reforming the Egyptian police

Scott Weiner, George Washington University: Israel’s social protest movement


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