I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. My primary research is on ethnic and sectarian minority communities during times of civil war in the Middle East and Central Africa. My research has been funded by Fulbright-Hays, Northwestern University, and the Project on Middle East Political Science. Before coming to Northwestern, I taught in the English department at the American University of Beirut.

On a personal note, I grew up in Alabama, spent my formative years in Paris and Beirut and studied literature before coming to political science. In my free time, such that it is, I like to practice my Turkish and Swahili and catch up on reading fiction.

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