Drew Holland Kinney 
311 Norman Mayer

New Orleans, Louisiana 70118​​

​(315) 480-8194​

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EMPLOYMENT

Tulane University

Visiting Assistant Professor

 

St. John Fisher College 

Visiting Assistant Professor

New Orleans, La.

2019-20

 

Rochester, N.Y.

2019-

EDUCATION

Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Ph.D., Political Science 

M.A., Political Science

 

Committee: Mehrzad Boroujerdi (advisor), 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   

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, political and economic development, democratization, authoritarianism

Book Project

Politicians at Arms: Civilian Coup Advocacy in the Post-Colonial Middle East (accepted for external review, Cambridge University Press).

Peer Reviewed
Sharing Saddles: Oligarchs and Officers on Horseback in Tunisia and Egypt,” revise & resubmit, International Studies Quarterly.
Politicians at Arms: Civilian Recruitment of Soldiers for Middle East Coups,” Armed Forces & Society. Firstview.
Civilian Actors in the Turkish Military Drama of July 2016,” Eastern Mediterranean Policy Note. September 19, 2016.


Works in Progress 
Lawyers with Guns & Money: Legitimizing Coups as Revolutions in the Middle East.”

“A Coup Taboo? Survey Evidence  from Egypt, Tunisia & Algeria,” with Sharan Grewal.

Reviews

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

Other Publications

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.

Implications for Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital,” Utica College Center of Public Affairs and Election Research. May 15, 2018.

The Middle East Crisis,” UCCPAER. April 10, 2018.

The NYC Attack: Let’s Not Ban Driving,” UCCPAER. November 2, 2017.

A loose-Lipped President in Israel-Palestine Is Dangerous,” UCCPAER. May 22, 2017.

The Threat Remains,” UCCPAER. May 18, 2017.

The Trump Administration and the Déjà Vu of Middle East Chemical Warfare,” UCCPAER. April 8, 2017.

An American Military Coup?UCCPAER. March 6, 2017.

Who Wins and Who Loses in Gaza?The Fair Observer. July 30, 2014.

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

June 2019

July 2018

July 2018

Aug. 2018

July-Aug. 2017

Aug. 2016

Aug. 2015-June 2016

Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015

RESEARCH LANGUAGES

Arabic Fluent, Modern Standard & Levantine Dialect

French Advanced Reading Proficiency

Turkish Beginner

Farsi Beginner

GRANTS & AWARDS

Travel Grant, Program in American Grand Strategy, Duke University ($400)

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

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

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2017-18

2015-16

2015-16

2015

2014

PROSPECTIVE COURSES

Comparative Politics, Politics of Development, Middle East Politics, Civil-Military Relations of the Middle East, International Relations, The Israel-Palestine Conflict

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
Co-Founder,
La Formoisie
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)

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

Brian Taylor (bdtaylor@maxwell.syr.edu)

Wesley Renfro (wesley.renfro@quinnipiac.edu)

August 2019

dkinney@tulane.edu

Tulane University

Department of Political Science

New Orleans, LA 70118

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