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Founded in April 2010, AALIMS reached a milestone at its third anniversary. As a sign of becoming an established organization, we have experienced our first “change of the guard.” 

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Elizabeth Nugent

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Elizabeth Nugent is an assistant professor of political science at Yale University. Her research explores the political psychology of religion and repression in the Middle East. She uses a variety of survey, voting, archival, and interview evidence in my work, and incorporate a mixture of methodologies to analyze this data. Her other research focuses more broadly on religion and politics, including current projects on religious appeals and support for Islamist parties in various Arab countries, conceptions of shari`a and support for militancy and democracy in Pakistan, and the effect of variation in worship contexts on political behavior in the United States. She employs survey, ethnographic, and experimental methods in her work.

Elizabeth received her doctorate in politics from Princeton University with a specialization in comparative politics and a focus on the Middle East in June 2017. During AY2017-2018, she was a postdoctoral research fellow with the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Additionally, she served as an AY2007-2008 Fulbright Fellow in Cairo, Egypt and holds a B.A. in Arabic and an M.A. in Arab Studies, both from Georgetown University. 




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