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Ahlan wa Sahlan & Greetings! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Kent State University, where I teach and research Middle East politics. I am also on the editorial committee of MERIP.

My book, Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria, is available from Stanford University Press (2012).

All of my publications can be found here.

During the 2012-13 AY, I will be a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 

Selected Writings on the 2011 Egyptian Uprising:

1) "How Egypt's Army Won," New York Times (June 30, 2012).

2) "Ordering Egypt's Chaos," Middle East Report Online (June 29, 2012).

3) "Egypt's Generals and Transnational Capital," (With Shana Marshall) Middle East Report (Spring 2012)

4) "Blame the SCAF for Egypt's Problems," Middle East Channel (October 11, 2011)

5) "Change of Leader, Continuity of System: Nascent Liberalization in Post-Mubarak Egypt," (With Jason Brownlee) APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter 9, 2 (May 2011)

6) "Egypt Without Mubarak," Middle East Report Online (April 7, 2011).

7) "Egypt's Democratic Mirage," Foreign (February 7, 2011).

8) "Into Egypt's Uncharted Territory" (With Hesham Sallam & Chris Toensing) in Middle East Report Online (February 1, 2011). 


My most recent peer-reviewed article, "Reinterpreting Authoritarian Power: Syria's Hereditary Succession," appeared in Middle East Journal 65, 2 (April 2011): 197-212.

Along with my colleagues in the Northeast Ohio Consortium on Middle East Studies (NOCMES), I am proud to announced NOCMES was awarded a grant from the Social Science Research Council to sponsor a speaker series in the 2011/12 Academic Year. The title of the project is "Scholarship on the Contemporary Muslim World: Presenting New Perspectives to Middle America". 


Office: 302 Bowman Hall
Office 17
Spring 2012 Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 2-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-12pm

Phone number: 330-672-8922
Fax number: 330-672-3362