Abdulkader H. Sinno's Academic Website

Welcome & recent developments

CV & Short Bio
Organizations at War
More on me
For Current Students
Y102/N122 webpage
Y657/N695 webpage
Middle Eastern Politics



Reviews of 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):

Recent and coming invited talks & public lectures (selected, 2012-):

  • “Securitization and 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.

  • “Political dynamics and population movements across the Mediterranean,” Keynote address, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 9, 2013.

  • “Muslims and Democracy from Cairo to DC: issues, challenges, linkages, views, consequences and prospects.” Duke University, October 19, 2012.

  • “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, 2012.

  • “Explaining the 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 12-13, 2012.

  • “Islamist Moderation: 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)