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I am a third-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, specializing in Comparative Politics with a focus on the political systems of the Middle East. My research interests include religion and politics, Arab public opinion, and political cleavage and party system formation in the Middle East.

I served as an AY2007-2008 Fulbright Fellow in Cairo, Egypt and have conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Lebanon, Uganda, and the United Arab Emirates. I hold a B.A. in Arabic and an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University.