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  • May Al-Dabbagh, Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: md166@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Harvard University; PhD University of Oxford

    Research Interests: Gender, Globalization, Gulf, Migration, Organizations, Geopolitics of Knowledge Production, Global S...

  • Rana Khalid AlMutawa, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: rana.almutawa@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Oxford; MIA Columbia University

    Research Interests: UAE; GCC; Belonging; Urbanity; Community; Social Distinction

  • Bedoor AlShebli, Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: bedoor@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc in Computer Science from Kuwait University, Msc in Computer Science from University of Illinois ...

    Research Interests: Computational social science; Data science; Big data; Science of science

  • Elisabeth Anderson, Associate Professor of Sociology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: aea4@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Northwestern University (2013)

    Research Interests: Political Sociology, Comparative-historical Sociology, Social Theory

  • Laure Salma Assaf, Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies and Anthropology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: laure.assaf@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Paris Nanterre University

    Research Interests: Arabian Peninsula; United Arab Emirates, Youth, Migration, Hierarchies, Social change, Anthropology

  • Hannah Brückner, Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: hb63@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Research Interests: Inequality; Health; Gender; Sexuality

  • Georgi Derluguian, Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: gd44@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Moscow State University; PhD State University of New York (Binghamton)

    Research Interests: Revolutions; Social change; Ethnography

  • Zaynab El Bernoussi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: zeb206@nyu.edu
    Education: BBA Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane; MiF IE Business School; MPA Columbia University; PhD Universit...

    Research Interests: Dignity Politics, International Politics, Global South

  • Paula England, Dean of Social Science Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: pe22@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, Whitman College; MA, University of Chicago; PhD, University of Chicago

    Research Interests: Gender inequality; Families; Sexualities

  • Jemima A. Frimpong, Program Head and Associate Professor of Business, Organizations and Society; Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jafrimpong@nyu.edu
    Education: BS Rutgers University; MPH University of Arizona; MSc & PhD University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton ...

    Research Interests: Adoption of Innovation; Decision Making; Health Care Organizations; Organizational Behavior

  • Arda Gucler, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ag9329@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Bates College; MA Northwestern University; PhD Northwestern University

    Research Interests: Political Theory; Democratic thought; Political Representation; Orientalism; Nationalism

  • Eric Hamilton, Vice Provost for Research Policies and Governance; Lecturer of Political Science Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: eric.hamilton@nyu.edu
    Education: MA Georgetown University; PhD University of Southern California

    Research Interests: International Relations Theory; Security Studies; US Foreign and National Security Policy; Middle Ea...

  • Stephane Helleringer, Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sh199@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests: Demography; Epidemics; Mortality, and Causes of Deaths

  • Onoso Imoagene, Program Head of Social Research and Public Policy; Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: oii1@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc Sociology University of Ibadan, Nigeria; MPhil Modern Society and Global Transformations Univers...

    Research Interests: International Migration; Race and Ethnicity

  • Sabino Kornrich, Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Programs and Research; Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sk8433@nyu.edu
    Education: BA UNC-Chapel Hill; MA University of Washington; PhD University of Washington

    Research Interests: Family; Inequality; Gender

  • Seungah Sarah Lee, Visiting Senior Lecturer of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: seungah.lee@nyu.edu
    Education: BSFS Georgetown University; EdM Harvard University; PhD Stanford Univeristy

    Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, organizations, public policy, higher education, Arab Gulf

  • Kangsan Lee, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: kl76@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Northwestern University

    Research Interests: Economic Sociology, Sociology of Art and Culture, Organizations and Entrepreneurship, Computational ...

  • Kinga Makovi, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: km2537@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Columbia University

    Research Interests: Social networks; Political sociology; Health; Online experiments; Computational methods

  • David Michael McCourt, Visiting Associate Professor Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: dmm9936@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Oxford University, MPhil Cambridge University, MRes PhD European University Institute

    Research Interests: US foreign policy; US-China relations; US-Russia relations; British foreign policy; international re...

  • John O’Brien, Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jho3@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Brown University; PhD UCLA

    Research Interests: Culture; Religion; Social identity

  • Zeynep Ozgen, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: zo2@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of California, Los Angeles; BA Bogazici University

    Research Interests: Political sociology; Social movements; Culture

  • Minsu Park, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: minsu.park@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Cornell University

    Research Interests: Culture; Consumption; Social Networks; Computational Social Science; Human-centered Data Science

  • Anju Mary Paul, Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: anju.paul@nyu.edu
    Education: BBA Honors (First Class) National University of Singapore; MA New York University; PhD University of...

    Research Interests: Migration; Globalization; Gender and Labor; Domestic Work; Science Policy; Care Policy

  • Luca Maria Pesando, Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, Associate Program Head of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: lucamaria.pesando@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Bocconi University; MA Bocconi University; MA University of Pennsylvania; PhD University of Penns...

    Research Interests: Family; Poverty; Inequality; Demography; Education; Health; Youth; Child Development; Technology; B...

  • Alicja Reuben, Adjunct Assistant Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: alicja.reuben@nyu.edu
    Education: BSFS Georgetown University, MPhil Columbia University, PhD Columbia University

    Research Interests: CSR, Gender, Valuation Techniques, SSC

  • Blaine Robbins, Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: bgr3@nyu.edu
    Education: BS Pacific Lutheran University; PhD University of Washington

    Research Interests: Social Psychology; Political Sociology; Social Networks; Research Methods

  • Rana Tomaira, Research Scientist and Lecturer of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: rvt2@nyu.edu
    Education: University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D); University of California at Berkeley (Masters); Univers...

    Research Interests: Development and public policy; Comparative development practices; Development

  • Sarah Katrina Valdez, Visiting Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: skv4681@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Colorado; MA University of Washington; PhD University of Washington

    Research Interests: immigration; segregation; assimilation; radical right

  • Wisam Alshaibi, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: wisam.alshaibi@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD UCLA; BA University of Colorado, Boulder

    Research Interests: Political violence; war; human rights; foreign policy; Iraq; elites; political sociology