Dr. Erin A. Snider is an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School.
Her research interests and expertise lie in the fields of Middle East politics, international political economy, democratization, foreign assistance, international security, and US foreign policy. She is the author of Marketing Democracy: The Political Economy of Democracy Aid in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Her research has been published in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Policy. She teaches courses in the political economy of the Middle East, the politics and history of the Arab uprisings, the politics and practice of democracy promotion, and the politics of modern Egypt
Dr. Snider holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of 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. Dr. Snider was a Carnegie Fellow with the New America Foundation and recently received a Bridging the Gap Policy Engagement fellowship. She was a postdoctoral fellow in regional political economy (Middle East) at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, part of the 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.