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 studies gender, political psychology, social policy, and political and economic behavior in the Middle East and North Africa. Her work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, The American Journal of Political Science, Politics & Gender, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Hawwa. Her dissertation (defended at Princeton in 2022) received the Best Dissertation Award from the Middle East and North African Politics Section of APSA in 2023, and an honorary mention for Best Fieldwork from the Democracy & Autocracy Section in 2022. Carolyn has held Fulbright scholarships to Morocco and Egypt and a Marshall Scholarship to the UK. She previously worked as a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies from 2012-2015.