Ph.D., University of Chicago, December 2007
Adria Lawrence is Associate Professor of Political Science and a research fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. She is a scholar of Middle Eastern and North African politics. She studies colonialism, nationalism, conflict and collective action.
Her book, Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2013), provides an analysis of the violent and non-violent mobilization for national independence that confronted European colonial empires during the decades following World War II. The book was awarded the 2015 J. David Greenstone Book Prize, given by the American Political Science Association’s Politics and History Section, the 2015 L. Carl Brown Book Prize, given by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), and the 2014 Jervis-Schroeder Best Book Award, given by the American Political Science Association’s Organized Section on International History and Politics. It was named one of the best books of 2013 on Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel.
Her work on the use of violence by non-state actors has been published in International Security and Rethinking Violence: States and Non State Actors in Conflict (co-edited with Erica Chenoweth, MIT Press, 2010). Her current book project investigates how foreign powers rule, studying the use of direct and indirect rule in the colonial world.
01-19-2011 - MacMillan Report - Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism
10-24-2013 - Project on Middle East Political Science - Why Morocan Protests Failed (with Ahmed Benchemsi and Aboubakr Jamai)
10-25-2013 - Project on Middle East Political Science - POMEPS Conversations 27 with Adria Lawrence
10-11-2016 - Morocco’s Elections: A conversation with Adria Lawrence
AALIMS - Association for Analytic Learning About Islam and Muslim Societies
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