Meet the Faculty

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Amanda Therese Rizkallah, Ph. D

Assistant Professor of International Studies

Division: International Studies and Languages Division
Office: Pendleton Learning Center (PLC) 195
Phone: 3105067652

  • PhD, Political Science, UCLA, 2016
  • MA, Political Science, UCLA, 2010
  • BA, Political Science, UCLA, 2008, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • International Communication and Negotiation
  • Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Special Topics in Middle East Security
  • Civil War and Post-Conflict Peace-building
  • Islam and Politics

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2015
  • Herbert F. York Global Security Dissertation Fellowship, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), 2015

Academic Interests:

  • Comparative Politics (civil war, political violence, politics of displacement, post-conflict elections & development, democratization, ethnic politics)
  • International Relations (security, international intervention)
  • Middle East and North Africa Politics

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