• Bio:

    Dr. Jillian Schwedler is Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York, Hunter College and the Graduate Center. She is author of the award-winning Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen (Cambridge 2006) and most recently editor (with Laleh Khalili) of Policing and Prisons in the Middle East (Columbia/Hurst 2010). Her articles have appeared in World PoliticsComparative PoliticsMiddle East PolicyMiddle East ReportJournal of Democracy, and Social Movement Studies, among many others. Dr. Schwedler is a member of the editorial committee and former chair of the board of directors (2002-2009) of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), publishers of Middle East Report. She has conducted research in Jordan, Yemen, and Egypt and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East with support from the National Science Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, the Fulbright Scholars Program, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. Her work broadly engages questions of contentious politics, political geography, Islamist politics, policing, and political dissent. Dr. Schwedler received her PhD in Politics from New York University in 2000. She is currently finishing a book examining political protests and policing in Jordan from 1946 to the present.

  • Research Areas: Contentious Politics, Islam, Islamist Politics, Middle East politics, Neoliberalism, Political Geography, protest and dissent