Dr. Erin Snider holds a PhD in politics and international studies from Trinity College, Cambridge. Her other degrees include an MSc in Middle East politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and a BA summa cum laude from James Madison University. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral fellow in regional political economy (Middle East) at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, part of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. While at Cambridge, Dr. Snider was a Gates Scholar, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2007-2008, she held a Fulbright Fellowship to study Arabic at the American University in Cairo’s Arabic Language Institute. Dr. Snider is a new assistant professor at the Bush School this fall.
Among Dr. Snider’s research interests are international relations of the Middle East, comparative politics, foreign assistance and international security, democratization, and US foreign policy. She has published in the journal Middle East Policy and has a book in progress: Technocrats, Bureaucrats, and Democrats: The Political Economy of US Assistance for Democracy in the Middle East.