Tarek Masoud

Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Relations
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Office Address
124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 200N-236
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 74
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-3036
Fax: 617-495-4948
Email: Tarek_Masoud@harvard.edu
Assistant
Mary Anne Baumgartner (617-496-7466)
Tarek Masoud

Profile

Tarek Masoud is the Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Relations at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research focuses on the role of religion in the Muslim world's political development. He is the author of Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2014), the co-author of The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform (Oxford University Press, 2015), as well as of several articles and book chapters. He is a 2009 Carnegie Scholar, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy, and the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the Paul and Daisy Soros foundation, among others. He holds an AB from Brown and a Ph.D from Yale, both in political science.

Courses

Spring

  • DPI-101-I Political Institutions and Public Policy: Comparative Politics for International and Global Affairs
  • DPI-440 Middle Eastern Politics and Policy

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Masoud, Tarek. "Has The Door Closed on Arab Democracy?" Journal of Democracy 26.1 (January 2015): 74-87.
  • Books
    • Masoud, Tarek. Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt. Cambridge University Press, June 2014.
  • Edited Volumes
    • Kalyvas, Stathis N., Ian Shapiro and Tarek Masoud., eds. Order, Conflict, and Violence. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Masoud, Tarek. "Arabs Want Redistribution, So Why Don’t They Vote Left? Theory and Evidence from Egypt." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-007, April 2013.

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