Calvert W. Jones is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Government & Politics, having previously served as an Assistant Professor at CUNY-City College from 2013-2015. She earned her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2013, focusing on comparative politics, the Middle East, and mixed methods.  Her research focuses broadly on social engineering, citizen-building, and socialization, especially in the authoritarian contexts of the Middle East. Her second book project investigates the dynamics of tolerance within contemporary authoritarian regimes, and is tentatively entitled Tolerance under Authoritarianism: State, Society, and the Politics of Avoidance. Her first book, Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for Globalization, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. Peer-reviewed articles have appeared or are forthcoming in World Politics, the British Journal of Political SciencePerspectives on Politics, Comparative Political StudiesInternational Studies QuarterlyInternational Security, and Intelligence and National Security. She also holds an MPhil in international relations from Cambridge University, a master's degree in information management and systems from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree from Columbia University in philosophy and computer science.


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    Yale University, Political Science
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    Cambridge University, International Relations
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    University of California, Berkeley, Information Management and Systems
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    Columbia University, Philosophy and Computer Science

Comparative Politics of the Middle East (GVPT459E)

International Political Relations (GVPT 200)

Authoritarianism (GVPT 203)

Comparative Political Ideology (GVPT TBA)


Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT200 International Political Relations Spring 2019 Syllabus
GVPT200 International Political Relations Fall 2019 Syllabus
GVPT459E Seminar in Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics of the Middle East Fall 2019 Syllabus
GVPT203 The Challenge of Authoritarianism Spring 2019 Syllabus

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  • Connor Kopchick
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