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PhD Candidate | Harvard University (Department of Government)



I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Middle East & North African (MENA) Studies program at Tulane University. My research interests include the political economy of non-democracies, media dynamics within these countries, and foreign policy analysis. I have a regional interest in the politics of the Middle East and North Africa, utilizing archival evidence, interviews, public-opinion polling, and cross-national data to draw inferences about the politics of authoritarianism. 

In my dissertation and published research, I use insights derived from my study of Saudi Arabia to help explain public policymaking under non-democracies worldwide. My work has been supported along the way by the National Science Foundation, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University's Center for Middle East Studies, the Harvard Kennedy School's Evidence for Policy Design Program, and the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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