Sean L. Yom

Senior Fellow - Program on the Middle East

Research Areas:

North Africa, Intervention

Sean L. Yom, a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East, is Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University. His research broadly focuses on authoritarianism, democracy, and development in the Middle East and North Africa. He has published widely on regional topics like post-colonial state formation, the dynamics of regime durability, and strategic implications for US foreign policy. His work has appeared in Journal of DemocracyMiddle East JournalStudies in Comparative International Development, CTC Sentinel, and other journals.  He has been quoted or featured in the BBC NewsFinancial TimesLos Angeles TimesVoice of AmericaTime MagazineNPR, and the Associated Press, as well as overseas media like O Globo (Brazil), La Razón (Spain), Público(Portugal), Le Figaro (France), and Al-Ghad (Jordan).  He has published numerous academic works, including From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015) and (as co-editor) The Government and Politics of the Middle East (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2016), 8th ed. He received his Ph.D. at Harvard.


Dr. Sean L. Yom
Department of Political Science
Temple University
452 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA, 19122


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