Carla B. Abdo-Katsipis is a visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan University. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. Her research interests are in gender politics, Middle Eastern studies, and conflict. As a methodologist, she uses both ethnographic and survey data research methods. Titled "The Demobilized Body: Transgressions of Personal Space and Political Participation," she linked threats to personal security to the propensity to vote among women in her dissertation using survey data. Currently, she is conducting research on sex-trafficking of Syrian refugees in the Middle East.

Areas of Interest

  • Middle East Politics
  • Environmental Politics
  • Gender Politics
  • Conflict
  • Quantitative Research Methodology


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Political Science/International Affairs (Lebanese American University, 2007)
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Political Studies (American University of Beirut, 2010)
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Comparative Politics/Political Methodology (University of Maryland, 2013)
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Comparative Politics/Political Methodology (University of Maryland, 2016)


  • Women, Political Participation, and the Arab Spring: Political Awareness and the Political Barrier in Democratizing Tunisia (Forthcoming)
  • The Future of Female Mobilization in Lebanon, Morocco, and Yemen after the Arab Spring. Project on Middle East Political Science: George Washington University

Research Topics

  • Methodology
  • Comparative Politics
Carla Beth Abdo-Katsipis
cabdo28 [at]
Office Hours
By appointment