Carolyn Barnett

Assistant Professor

Carolyn Barnett is an assistant professor in the School of Government and Public Policy and School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 2022. Carolyn's research focuses on how public opinion, social norms, and political behavior in the Middle East and North Africa evolve in response to women's rights reforms and other social policies. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, PS: Political Science and Politics, Middle East Law and Governance, and Hawwa. Carolyn has held Fulbright scholarships to Morocco for research and to Egypt for language study through the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) program. She has also held a Marshall Scholarship to the UK, where she earned an M.Sc. in Middle East Politics and M.A. in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Carolyn also earned a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University and worked as a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies from 2012-2015.