My research interests are in the comparative politics of the Arab World, specifically in the history and development of institutionalized political agency in the region (political parties, social movements, and so on). Previously, I was a senior research specialist at the Arab Barometer project of Princeton University from 2018-2021. I am also an executive committee member of the Arab Political Science Network (APSN).
I obtained my PhD in Political Science from The George Washington University. My research has been funded by the American Political Science Association (APSA), the George Washington University Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES), ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Foundation, and the George Washington University’s Department of Political Science.
My most recent writing has been published in Middle East Institute, Arab Pulse, and Sada Middle East Analysis. Previously, I was a journalist and had bylines in The Financial Times, The National, and Fortune Arabia.