I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College and a Research Affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program. My co-edited book Stories From the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science was just published with Columbia University Press. My research and teaching focus on Middle East politics, terrorism and political violence, nationalism, rebels and revolution, and international relations. I give talks to universities, think tanks, and business and community groups, and I conduct media interviews. I have a Ph.D. in political science from MIT and a B.A. in political science and history from Williams College.

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MIT STARR FORUM:

WHEN COVID-19 MEETS CULTURE

I was a panelist for "When Culture Meets COVID-19" with the MIT Center for International Studies. I analyzed the spread of the virus and community responses in four Middle Eastern countries. Watch the event in the video above.

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NEW BOOK 

Stories From the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science

My new co-edited volume with Ora Szekely on fieldwork is now available (use code CUP30 for 30% off with Columbia University Press). 44 political scientists from a diverse range of biographical and academic backgrounds tell stories and give advice based on their research in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, ranging from archival work to interviews with combatants. The contributors reflect not only on their own experiences but also on larger questions about research ethics, responsibility, and the effects of their personal and professional identities on their fieldwork. Stories from the Field is a great resource for graduate and undergraduate students learning about field research methods, as well as established scholars contemplating new journeys into the field.

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NEW BLOG POST: TRUMP'S 'DEAL OF THE CENTURY' REPRESENTS A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

In a new blog post with Political Violence @ a Glance, I argue that the Trump Plan represents a paradigm shift from collaborative negotiation to coerced victory in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although the plan presents the Israeli right's vision to end the conflict, Israelis may, in Trump’s terms, finally “get tired of winning” when they see what their “clear victory” has won them: a single state with a significant Palestinian population that no longer wants to negotiate with Israel as outsiders, but become part of it, as citizens.

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