Calvert W. Jones is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Government and Politics. She earned her Ph.D. from Yale University in comparative politics, international relations, and Middle East politics with an additional field certification in methodology. Her research focuses broadly on nationalism, citizenship, and social engineering, especially in the authoritarian political contexts of the Middle East. Her first book, Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for Globalization, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. Peer-reviewed articles have appeared in journals such as World Politics, the British Journal of Political SciencePerspectives on Politics, Comparative Political StudiesInternational Studies Quarterly, and International Security, and she has also published commentary by invitation for Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, and the Washington Post, among other media outlets. Her work has been cited in venues ranging from Science and the New Yorker to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Arab Weekly, Times Higher Education, and the Huffington Post. She also holds an MPhil in international relations from the University of Cambridge, 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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    University of Cambridge, International Relations
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    University of California, Berkeley, Information Management and Systems
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    Columbia University, Philosophy and Computer Science
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT459Y Seminar in Comparative Politics; Comparative Political Ideology Fall 2023 Syllabus
GVPT200 International Political Relations Fall 2019 Syllabus
GVPT459E Seminar in Comparative Politics; Comparative Politics of the Middle East Fall 2019 Syllabus
GVPT200 International Political Relations Spring 2019 Syllabus
GVPT203 The Challenge of Authoritarianism Spring 2019 Syllabus
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