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Lisa Blaydes
Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty Research Fellow, 2010-11

Lisa Blaydes is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Her research interests include Middle Eastern politics, comparative authoritarianism and Islam and gender.

Blaydes received the 2009 Gabriel Almond Award for best dissertation in the field of comparative politics from the American Political Science Association for her project Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak's Egypt. A book manuscript based on that project is currently under contract with Cambridge University Press. Her articles include "The Political Economy of Women's Support for Fundamentalist Islam" (with Drew Linzer) World Politics 60/4 (July 2008) and "Women's Electoral Participation in Egypt: The Implications of Gender for Voter Recruitment and Mobilization" (with Safinaz El-Tarouty) Middle East Journal 63/3 (July 2009). During the 2008-9 and 2009-10 academic years, Blaydes was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. She holds degrees in Political Science (PhD) from the University of California, Los Angeles, and International Relations (BA, MA) from Johns Hopkins University.

For her 2010-11 fellowship, Blaydes continued work on a project that investigates the impact of Islamic local governance on outcomes related to women's health and well-being.

Further information about Professor Blaydes is available from her website.