Dr. Jillian Schwedler is Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York’s Hunter College and the Graduate Center, and Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Rafiq Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council. She is member of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America. She earned her PhD in Politics from New York University in 2000.
Dr. Schwedler’s books include Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen (2006) and (with Laleh Khalili) Policing and Prisons in the Middle East (2010). Her research interests include contentious politics, political geography, interpretive research methods, and research ethics, with primary focus on Yemen and Jordan. She is currently finalizing a book, Protesting Jordan: The Time and Space of Political Dissent.