Drew Holland Kinney 
110 Persson Hall, Colgate University

Hamilton, NY 13346​​

​(315) 480-8194​

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EMPLOYMENT

Colgate University

Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Tulane University

Visiting Assistant Professor

 

St. John Fisher College 

Visiting Assistant Professor

Hamilton, N.Y.
2022-

New Orleans, La.

2019-2022
 
Rochester, N.Y.
2019-

EDUCATION

Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Ph.D., Political Science 

M.A., Political Science

 

Committee: Mehrzad Boroujerdi (chair), Brian Taylor, Yüksel Sezgin, Osamah Khalil (history), Seth Jolly, Wesley Renfro (Quinnipiac)

Subfields: International Relations, Comparative Politics (with distinction)

Certificates: Advanced Study of the Middle East

 

St. John Fisher College

B.A., Political Science (with honors)

B.A., Communications-Journalism                                                                    

 

Birzeit University

Palestine and Arabic Studies Program 

Syracuse, N.Y.

2018

2014

Rochester, N.Y.

2012

2012

Ramallah, Palestine

2013 & 2015

RESEARCH 

Interests

Civil-military relations, coups d’état, revolutions & regime change, political violence, democratization, authoritarian persistence

Book Project

Politicians at Arms: Civilian Coup Advocacy in the Post-Colonial Middle East, revise & resubmit, Cambridge University Press.

Peer Reviewed

What’s In a Name? Experimental Evidence of the Coup Taboo,” with Sharan Grewal (College of William & Mary). Democratization, March 2022.

Trump-World on Horseback: Conservative Coup Advocacy in the United States,” forum essay, eds. Jonathan Powell and Erica De Bruin, International Studies Review 24, no. 1 (2022): 13-18.
Civilian Coup Advocacy,” chapter in
 Encyclopedia of Military Politics, Oxford University Press (eds. Hicham Bou Nassif, Claremont McKenna College,  William Thompson, Indiana University).

Sharing Saddles: Oligarchs and Officers on Horseback in Tunisia and Egypt,International Studies Quarterly 65, no. 2 (2021): 512–527.
Politicians at Arms: Civilian Recruitment of Soldiers for Middle East Coups,” Armed Forces & Society 45, 4 (2019): 681-701.
Civilian Actors in the Turkish Military Drama of July 2016,” Eastern Mediterranean Policy Note. September 19, 2016.


In Progress 
The Coup Taboo: Normative Effects of Stigmatized Coup Politics in the Middle East and Beyond

Debating Revolution, Gambling on Coups: Party Debates over the Role of Soldiers in Syrian and Iraqi Revolution

“Imagining Regime Security: The Role of Ideology in Security Structure Design” with Max Margulies (West Point)

Reviews

Watermelon Democracy: Egypt's Turbulent Transition by Joshua Stacher,” The Middle East Journal. 2020.

Revolts and the Military in the Arab Spring: Popular Uprisings and the Politics of Repression by Sean Burns,” Review of Middle East Studies. 2019.

Other Essays

Learning from the Banality of Bolivia’s Coup,” War on the Rocks. February 26, 2020.

A Pyrrhic Victory? Expectations and Reality in the Wake of Tunisia’s Elections,” Democracy & Society. October 23, 2019.

What the history of coups in the Middle East tells us about Venezuela,” The Washington Post. May 2, 2019.

The Invisible Line: Soldiers and Civilians in the Middle East,” Jadaliyya. July 17, 2018.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Field Research, Tunis Exchange, Tunis, Tunisia

Archival Research, Le Centre des Archives Diplomatiques, Nantes, France

Archival Research, Hoover Institution, Stanford, Calif.
Archival Research, The National Archives, London, United Kingdom

Archival Research, The American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Archival Research, The National Archives, London, United Kingdom

Field Research, Data Collection, Amman, Jordan

Field Research, Interviews, Ramallah, Palestine

Field Research, Short trip to Egypt to observe Tamarod coup movement

June 2019

July 2018

July 2018

August 2018

July-August 2017

August 2016

August 2015-June 2016

December 2014-January 2015

July 2013

RESEARCH LANGUAGES

Arabic Fluent, Modern Standard & Levantine Dialect

French Advanced Reading Proficiency

Turkish Beginner

Farsi Beginner

GRANTS & AWARDS

Research Grant, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa ($2,500)

Travel Grant, Program in American Grand Strategy, Duke University ($800)

All-University Dissertation Prize, Syracuse University ($500)

Short-Term Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2018 ($1,000+)

Travel Grant, American Political Science Association, 2018 ($200)

The Cohn Fund, The Maxwell School, 2018 ($4,000)

Andrew Berlin Family National Security Fellow, Syracuse University, 2016 & 2017 ($4,890)

The Roscoe Martin Fund, The Maxwell School, 2015-17 ($2,590)

The John D. Nagle Award, The Maxwell School, 2016 ($900)

Middle East Studies Research & Travel Grant, The Maxwell School, 2013 & 2015 ($2,500)

Stefan Maczynski Award for Excellence in Political Science, St. John Fisher College, 2012

TEACHING

Civil-Military Relations, Colgate University

Fundamentals of International Relations, Colgate University

Civil-Military Relations, Tulane University

Middle East Comparative Politics, Tulane University

International Conflict, Tulane University

International Relations, Tulane University

Islam and Politics, Tulane University

The Arab Spring, Hamilton College

Syrian Politics, Hamilton College

Analytical Skills for Global Affairs, New York University

Comparative Politics, St. John Fisher College

Middle East Politics, St. John Fisher College

International Security, St. John Fisher College

Global Political Economy, St. John Fisher College

Revolutions in the Middle East, Syracuse University

International Relations, St. John Fisher College

Politics of Development in the Middle East, CIEE Amman

The Israel-Palestine Conflict, CIEE Amman

History of the Modern Middle East, AMIDEAST Amman

History of the Modern Middle East, Cornell University

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2019-20

2019-20

2019-20

2019-20

2019-20

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2017-18

2015-16

2015-16

2015

2014

PRESENTATIONS

Workshop on Middle East Politics, Northeast Middle East Politics Working Group, Hamilton College, N.Y.

Workshop on Militaries & Security Services, APSA Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass.

Workshop on Authoritarianism & Democratic Breakdown, Hoover Institution, Stanford, Calif.

Panel, New York State Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Rochester, N.Y.

Panel, Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill.

Panel, Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill.

Research Workshop, Maxwell School, Syracuse, N.Y.

Panel, New York State Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Syracuse, N.Y.

Panel, ISA Midwest Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Mo.

Panel, All Politics is Local Annual Meeting, Canton, Oh.

2019

2018

2018

2017

2017

2014

2013

2013

2012

2012

PROFESSIONAL

Reviewer, Review of Middle East Studies, Middle East Journal, Comparative Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Armed Forces & Society, Mediterranean Politics
Senator, Graduate Student Organization, Syracuse University
Teaching Associate, Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University

REFERENCES

Mehrzad Boroujerdi (mborouje@maxwell.syr.edu

Seth Jolly (skjolly@maxwell.syr.edu)

Yüksel Sezgin (ysezgin@maxwell.syr.edu)

Kira Jumet (kjumet@hamilton.edu)

Osamah Khalil (ofkhalil@maxwell.syr.edu)​

Brian Taylor (bdtaylor@maxwell.syr.edu)

Wesley Renfro (wesley.renfro@quinnipiac.edu)

September 2022

dkinney@colgate.edu

Colgate University

Department of Political Science

Hamilton, NY 13346

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