Organizations at War:
Review of Muslims in Western Politics:
Welcome to my academic website.
I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and Middle Eastern
Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. I received my PhD from UCLA
in 2002, was a CISAC Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University in
2002-03, a 2009 Carnegie Scholar, and a 2014-15 Fellow at the Woodrow
Wilson Center. My first book, Organizations at War
in Afghanistan and Beyond (Cornell University Press, 2008; 2010
paperback edition) develops an organizational theory to explain the
evolution and outcomes of civil wars, ethnic strife and other
territorial conflicts. I am also editor of
Muslims in Western Politics (Indiana University Press, 2009) and
the author of articles and book chapters on Muslim minority political
representation in Western liberal democracies, public attitudes towards
Muslim immigration, the Arab Spring, conflict processes, and Islamist
parties’ participation in elections. My articles are published in both
qualitative (e.g. American Historical Review) and quantitative (e.g.
Journal of Conflict Resolution) journals. In my spare time, I am also an
amateur roboticist and certified machinist.
Some recent research-related
publications and activities (selected, last 3 years):
“Different Groups, Different
Threats: Public Attitudes toward Immigrants,” Journal of
Ethnic and Migration Studies, forthcoming 2016.
and the Transformation of Afghanistan’s Civil War,” American Historical Review 120 (5), December 2015.
I was a Fellow at the
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in
Washington DC during the 2014-15 academic year.
“Discourses on Muslims and Welfare across the Atlantic,” in
An American Dilemma? Race, Ethnicity and the Welfare State
in US and Europe, edited by Sonya Michel, Klaus Pedersen and
Pauli Kettunen. Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 2015.
(with Eren Tatari, Scott Williamson, Antje Schwennicke and
Hicham Bou Nassif).
“Muslim Americans and
the political system,” Chapter 19 in The Oxford Handbook
of American Islam, edited by Yvonne Haddad and Jane I.
Smith, 2014. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp.
Recent and coming invited talks &
public lectures (selected, 2012-):
the integration of British Muslims,” invited participation
at conference in Science Po, Paris, June 13, 2016.
“Why do Western
Publics mistakenly believe that immigrants abuse benefits?
Newspaper Readership and the formation of ethnic
stereotypes,” invited lecture at George Washington
University, Washington, DC, January 23rd, 2015.
and population movements across the Mediterranean,”
Keynote address, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 9,
“Muslims and Democracy
from Cairo to DC: issues, challenges, linkages, views,
consequences and prospects.” Duke University, October 19,
“La dynamique des
transitions démocratiques avec les parties Islamiques au
pouvoir : observations de la Tunisie et de l’Égypte”,
invited lecture at Le Centre d’Etudes de l’Ethnicité et des
Migrations, Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium, March 12,
endurance of resistance to NATO in Afghanistan—an
organizational analysis,”, invited talk at a conference
called COIN in Afghanistan: From Mughals to the Americans,
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Oslo, Norway, February
Explaining Changes in the Positions of the Tunisian al-Nahdha
Movement,” invited talk at the School of Oriental and
African Studies (SOAS), London, UK, February 8, 2012.
- In Fall 2016, I am teaching Intro to Middle Eastern
Polics (Y/N 339) and a graduate course on researching Muslim
minorities and immigration in the West (Y657/N695)