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Badran, Sammy

PhD ABD, Political Science
University of Kansas


Sammy Z. Badran is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on the contentious politics and social movements within the Middle East and North Africa. He received a B.A. in political science and Spanish from the University of Minnesota in 2007 and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii in 2012. Sammy spent the summers of 2013 and 2014 in Morocco studying Modern Standard Arabic, funded through the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) from the Kansas African Studies Center. Sammy spent the 2016-2017 school year conducting field research in Morocco funded through a Fulbright Research Fellowship. He is investigating the impact of the 2011 constitutional reforms, parliamentary elections, and ideological cleavages on protest levels in Morocco. He has conducted over 45 semi-structured interviews with leftist, Islamist, and independent members of civil society organizations/political parties that participated in the February 20 Movement.

DISCIPLINE
Political Science
SUB AREAS
Middle East/Near East Studies   
African Studies   
Comparative   
Conflict Resolution   
Gender/Women's Studies   
Maghreb Studies   
Current Events   
Globalization   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Morocco   
Maghreb   
All Middle East   
Islamic World   
SPECIALTIES
North African Feminist Movements   
Arab Spring   
Moroccan Politics   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
Spanish (Advanced)   
English (Native)   
EDUCATION
MA2012Political ScienceUniversity of Hawaii
BA2007Political ScienceUniversity of Minnesota
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
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