The other arm of his research agenda focuses on political Islam. His research here has examined who supports Islamist parties, whether mixing religion and politics makes compromise more difficult, and what factors may lead Islamists to moderate their political positions.
He holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from Georgetown University, and an M.A. from Princeton University. He has worked for the U.S. Department of State.
Sharan can be reached at ssgrewal [at] princeton [dot] edu.