Patrick Snyder

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I study the politics of authoritarian regimes with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in general and Morocco in particular. Additional research interests include the politics of development, laws and courts in non-democratic regimes, political violence and terrorism, and interpretive and ethnographic methods.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 2013.


  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
Courses Taught
  • Teaching Assistant, Islamist Politics, Professor Kathleen Collins, 2017
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair, Graduate Student Life Committee: Served as co-chair for political science department graduate student organization , 2016 - 2017
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2017 - 2020
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Academic Year and Summer Fellowships, Arabic, 2016 - 2017