The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Bassel Salloukh

Dr. Bassel F. Salloukh is associate professor of political science at the Lebanese American University, Beirut. His current research looks at sectarianization and de-sectarianization dynamics in post-uprisings Arab states, post-conflict power-sharing arrangements, and the geopolitics of the Middle East after the popular uprisings. He has served as expert consultant to a number of missions commissioned by private organizations and international agencies. He is collaborator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada) grant housed at McMaster University investigating global variations in institutional mechanisms of indigenous, sectarian, or ethnic electoral inclusion, and a fellow of the Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation (SEPAD) project at Lancaster University funded by the Carnegie Corporation.

Salloukh is a member of the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) Steering Committee, member of the American Political Science Association (APSA) MENA Workshops Planning Committee, research fellow at the Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies (LCPS), inaugural officer of the APSA MENA Politics Section, and senior non-resident research fellow at the Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (ICAMES), McGill University.

He is a contributor to policy journals and on-line academic forums and newspapers, including Foreign Affairs, Washington Post’s the Monkey Cage, openDemocracy, and the Middle East Institute. He tweets at @bassel67.


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