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Mitchell, Jocelyn Sage

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts
Northwestern University in Qatar


Jocelyn Sage Mitchell is assistant professor in residence at Northwestern University in Qatar, teaching comparative and American politics and interdisciplinary courses. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Northwestern University's Middle East and North African Studies Program in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. Mitchell holds a BA in political science and Middle Eastern studies from Brown University and an MA and a PhD in government from Georgetown University. Mitchell’s work focuses on oil and politics, state-society relations, and political tolerance in authoritarian contexts. Her current research project challenges common assumptions of the place of money and the nature of politics in resource-rich (“rentier”) authoritarian societies, using Qatar as her primary case study. She has a series of peer-reviewed publications based on this research, including in Political Research Quarterly and the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, and she is in the final stages of her book manuscript. Her second research project is a comparative look at political tolerance in the Middle East.

DISCIPLINE
Political Science
SUB AREAS
Environment   
Pedagogy   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Gulf Studies   
Development   
Gender/Women's Studies   
Nationalism   
Political Economy   
Comparative   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Indian Ocean Region   
Qatar   
Arabian Peninsula   
SPECIALTIES
Oil and politics   
State-society relations   
Political tolerance in authoritarian contexts   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD2013GovernmentGeorgetown University
MA2008GovernmentGeorgetown University
BA2003Political Science, Middle Eastern StudiesBrown University
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Jocelyn Sage Mitchell






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