Dr. Sammy Zeyad Badran | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Comparative Politics, International Relations, MENA Politics, Intro to Politics, Qualitative Methods. Recent Courses Taught: Introduction to Political Studies, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, International Relations, Spring 2020, Politics and Civil Society in the Middle East, Fall 2019, Understanding Terrorism, Spring 2020.

Research areas

The impact of constitutional reforms, parliamentary elections, and repression on protest levels in Morocco. Contentious politics within the Middle East and North Africa.


PhD, Political Science, University of Kansas, 2018
MA, Political Science, University of Hawaii, 2012
BA, Political Science & Spanish Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2007

Professional experience

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department Of History And Political Science, Saint Martin’s University, Washington, United States, 2018 - 2019
Instructor / Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department Of Political Science, Univeristy of Kansas, Kansas, United States, 2014 - 2018