_LII0010I am a senior research specialist at the Arab Barometer project of Princeton University. I joined AB in December 2018, where I am responsible for managing and developing AB’s policy and strategic relations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). My research interests are in the comparative politics of the Arab World, specifically in the history and development of institutionalized political agency (political parties, social movements, and so on).

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.

Before graduate school, I was a journalist and wrote for a number of Arab and international media outlets, including The Financial Times, The National, and Fortune Arabia.