Sultan Alamer

Sultan Alamer

Visiting Fellow
PhD Candidate in the Political Science Department, George Washington University
Sultan Alamer

Sultan is a political science doctoral student at George Washington University. His major is comparative politics and his minor is political theory. He holds an MA degree in philosophy and social policy from the Philosophy Department at George Washington University. His research interests include the origins of ethnic and sectarian identities in the Middle East, state formation, legislative institutions in Arabian Gulf monarchies, contemporary Arab and Muslim political philosophy, and political violence. Sultan’s publications include "Beyond Sectarianism and Ideology: Regionalism and Collective Political Action" in Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia (Oxford University Press, 2018), "The Role of Global Consultant Companies in Decision-Making Processes in Gulf Countries" in Economic Reform in the Gulf Region Amid an Oil Crisis (Gulf Center for Development Policies, 2017), and “The Margin When It Overthrows the Center: A Study on the Political Aspects of Mohammed Abedal-Jabri” (Jadawel for Publishing and Translation, 2011). He is also the editor of On the History of Arab Nationalism: Critical Readings on the Margins of Time and Space (Beirut: Jossor for Translation and Publication, 2016). Sultan is a co-founder and a member of the executive committee of the Arab Political Science Network. He is the Editor-in-Chief of criticism and essays Arabic digital platform A3wad Qash, and the Executive Producer of the Arabic Academic podcast Ghain. He wrote for Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum. He was a weekly syndicated op-ed writer for the international Arab newspaper Al-Hayat.

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