Research

I am interested in studying institutionalized political agency in the Arabic-speaking world. Specifically, I am interested in studying political party formation and development, social movement evolution and other types of political organizations in non-partisan Arab authoritarian regimes (Morocco, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain. etc.). My PhD dissertation examines the formation and development of five political party organizations / social movement organizations in Morocco.

Select Publications:

(2020) “Jordan’s Stubborn Insistence on ‘Business as Usual,’Sada Middle East Analysis, November 13, 2020.

(2020) “Public Misgivings of Private Affairs: Trust in Private Institutions of the Arab World,” Arab Pulse, September 10, 2020.

(2020) “The Arab World’s Trust in Government and the Perils of Generalization,” Arab Pulse, June 23, 2020.

(2020) “Arab Political Parties and the Dual Challenge of Trust,” Arab Pulse, May 12, 2020.

(2016) with Lamis El Muhtaseb and Nathan J. Brown, “Arguing about Family Law in Jordan: Disconnected Spheres?” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 48(4), 721-741.