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I am a Ph.D. student in Security Studies at the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida. I received my Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Central Florida in 2019. During this time, I also served as a Resident Graduate Fellow to the Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Program of Strategic Research and Studies. My research interests are situated in the field of comparative politics, with a regional focus on the Middle East & North Africa. My broad research agenda seeks to use historical evidence from the region’s postcolonial era to refine contemporary empirical and theoretical approaches to civil-military relations, authoritarianism, and democratization. Within this framework, I explore understudied processes such as regional coup entrepreneurship, coup plots, and the role of civil-military alliances in forming long-standing autocratic regimes. My work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Global Security Studies, Political Violence @ a Glance and Tawazun: Index of Arab Civil-Military Relations. Feel free to contact me either via my Twitter (linked below) or using the Contact tab above.

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