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Fellows 2017


George Washington University

Bucerius Pre-Doctoral Grant

Marginalized Groups and Gender Minorities in Contentious Arab Politics


This project seeks to examine the strategies of organizing and discursive frameworks adopted by marginalized groups and gender minorities in Arab societies. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, the project will examine variation in the claims and identities articulated by these groups and the public’s attitudes toward these claims. In addition to public opinion surveys, the project will build on extensive fieldwork as well as survey experimental research designs.

Samer Anabtawi is a Ph.D. student at the George Washington University studying comparative politics and quantitative research methods. His primary research focuses on civil rights movements, gender minorities, and attitudes toward marginalized groups, with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa. He is currently working on other research projects on judicial autonomy under authoritarianism. Samer holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the University of Chicago. He received his B.A. in Politics and Economics in 2012 from Illinois College.

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