I am an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Northwestern University. Before Northwestern, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. During the academic year 2017-2018, I held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council for Learned Societies to work on my second book project, tentatively titled Beyond Freedom and Slavery: Status and Membership in the Ancient Confucian Political Community. During that year, I was based first at the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences at Zhejiang University and then at Oxford University as an associate member at Nuffield College and visiting scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government.
I was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon and went to college at the American University of Beirut, where I graduated with a BA in Political Studies. Upon graduation, I traveled to Bloomington, Indiana, where I undertook two years of graduate study at Indiana University. After that, I moved to Princeton University, where I completed my PhD in Politics in 2012.
I write editorials and essays in Arabic, English, and French in non-academic venues. Links to those can be found here.
A pdf version of my cv is available here.