Director of Middle East Institute
34 Peachtree St. #2006
Education: Ph.D. UCLA 1997
Research Interests: Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Gulf Politics, Monarchies, the Resource Curse, Democracy in the Arab World.
"A Nation of Bureaucrats: Political Participation and Economic Diversification in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates," International Journal of Middle East Studies 41, no. 03 (2009): 375-395.
"Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates," in Politics & Society in the Contempary Middle East, ed. Michel Angrist (Boulder:Lynne Rienner, 2010).
“No Representation without Taxation? Rents, Development, and Democracy.” Comparative Politics 37:3 (2005): 297-316
All in the Famility: Absoutism, Revolution and Deomocracy in the Middle Eastern Monarchies. Albany: State University of New Your Press, 1999.