Ariel I. Ahram
Associate Professor, Chair of Government and International Affairs (GIA)
- Ph.D., Government, Georgetown University, 2008
- M.A., Arab Studies, Georgetown University, 2006
- B.A., Politics, History, and Islamic Studies, Brandeis University, 2001
- International security and terrorism
- Cross-national and cross-regional analysis
- Environmental security
- Social movements
- Middle East politics
- GIA 5314: Middle East Geopolitics
- GIA/PSCI 5514: Global Security
- GIA/UAP 5464: Qualitative Research Methods in Global Studies
- GIA/UAP/PSCI 5584: Environmental Politics and Policy
- GIA/UAP 5274: Comparative Social Movements
- War and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (Polity Press, forthcoming in Autumn 2020).
- Break All the Borders: Separatism and the Reshaping of the Middle East (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).
- Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018), co-editor with Rudra Sil and Patrick Köllner.
- Proxy Warriors: The Rise and Fall of State-Sponsored Militias (Stanford, Cal.: Stanford University Press, 2011).
- “The Decline and Fall of the Arab State,” co-author with Ellen Lust, Survival 58, no. 2 (2016): 7-34.
- “Pro-Government Militias, Regimes, and the Repertoires of Illicit Violence,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 39, no. 2 (2016): 207-226.
- “Sexual Violence and the Making of ISIS,” Survival 57, no. 3 (2015): 57-78.
- “Development, Counterinsurgency, and the Destruction of the Iraqi Marshes,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 47, no. 3 (2015): 447-466.
Currently serving as Primary Investigator on Escaping Proxy Wars in the Middle East, a $400,000 project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
- International security, particularly in the Middle East
- Development strategies
- Environmental change and human ecology
- Multi-Method Methodology