Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome!  I’m currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville (Go Cards!) and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  I’m also a faculty fellow with the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS).  I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘Em!).  You can download my current C.V. here.

I’m a comparativist by training with a regional specialization in the Middle East.  Substantively, I am interested in political Islam, authoritarian regimes and oppositions, sectarianism, and social service provision.  My first book, Winning Hearts and Votes: Social Services and the Islamist Political Advantage, forthcoming with Cornell University Press in early 2019, is about non-state social service provision in authoritarian regimes with a particular emphasis on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.  My current book project examines the factors behind the success and failure of social movements, with an empirical focus on interwar Egypt.  To read more about my research projects, please go here.