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Dr. Dana  El Kurd
Dr. Dana El Kurd
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dana El Kurd holds a Ph.D. in government with concentrations in comparative politics and international relations, and has focused her work on authoritarian regimes in the Arab world, state-society relations in these countries, and the impact of international intervention.

She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as PS Political Science & Politics, Journal of Global Security Studies, Middle East Law and Governance, Siyasat Arabiya (an Arabic peer-reviewed journal), Contemporary Arab Affairs, Parameters, and more. Her book titled Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine was published in 2020 with Oxford University Press.

Selected Publications
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin 2017
M.A., The University of Texas at Austin 2014
B.A., University of Houston 2012
Contact Information
202J Weinstein Hall
Areas of Expertise
Politics of the Middle East
International Intervention