Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

FLAS Awardee Spotlight: Peter Russell

Mon, October 22, 2018
FLAS Awardee Spotlight: Peter Russell

Peter is a Ph.D. candidate in the Government department at UT.  He is originally from Beavercreek, Oregon and attended the University of Puget Sound for undergraduate studies.  His interest in the Middle East was sparked by his experiences in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia during and shortly after the Arab Spring protests of 2011.  Since then, he has spent a number of years working, traveling, and developing his research agenda there.  His current research interests target political participation and contentious politics.  More specifically, his research explores how patterns of individual and group political activity relate to psychological and sociological dynamics that stem from the varying histories of modernization and state-building in the states of the Levant and North Africa. 

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