About Us

The Middle East and North Africa Politics Section is an academic society at the American Political Science Association (APSA), established to support, develop and publish research on the politics of the MENA region utilizing interdisciplinary methodological, theoretical and empirical tools. It seeks to fully integrate the rigorous study of the politics of the Middle East with the broader discipline of Political Science, to serve as an institutional home for the community of political scientists dedicated to the Middle East, and to fully integrate scholars from the MENA region and diverse scholars from the United States into the global study of Middle East politics.

Founded: 2018

Internal Website: https://www.apsanet.org/section49

Yearly membership dues: $10 for Professional Members; $0 for Targeted International Members; $0 for Student Members


Chair: Marc Lynch, The George Washington University

Vice-Chair: Lindsey Benstead, Portland State University

Treasurer: Steven Brooke, University of Louisville

At-Large: Bassel Salloukh, Lebanese American University

At-Large: Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College