Meet the Faculty

Meet the faculty who prepare regional experts to make a global impact.

Program Director

Research interests

  • Quality and functioning of political institutions
  • Decentralization
  • Politics of development in Africa

Core Faculty

Research interests

  • Islamic studies

Research interests

  • Political economy of development
  • Local governance in South Asia

Research interests

  • Politics of Eurasia
  • Insurgency

Research interests

  • Comparative political economy
  • Comparative European politics

Research interests

  • Democracy and politics in Latin America

Research interests

  • Social movements
  • Grassroots networks in the Middle East

Research interests

  • International relations
  • Political economy of Asia

Research interests

  • East Asian security and foreign policy
  • International institutions

Research interests

  • Comparative democratization
  • Political institutions and economic development
  • Authoritarianism in Africa

Research interests

  • Security
  • Non-state actors and state building
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Research interests

  • Social movements
  • Race, ethnicity, and immigration

Research interests

  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Authoriarianism, protest and repression
  • Research methods
  • Simulations

Research interests

  • Comparative historical sociology
  • Contentious politics
  • Political networks

Research interests

  • International relations
  • Foreign policy of East Asia

Affiliated Faculty