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Mahmoud Hamad joined the Department of Political Science in the fall of 2008. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at The University of Utah and his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Cairo University, Egypt. His teaching and research interests focus on Middle East politics, comparative judicial politics, civil-military relations as well as religion and politics. Prior to coming to Des Moines, Mahmoud taught at Cairo University, BYU, and the University of Utah. Mahmoud was a Fulbright scholar twice during his graduate study and in the summer 2008 he attended Brandeis University’s Summer Institute for Israel Studies. His current research projects focus on the judicialization of politics in the Middle East.
Mahmoud is the editor of Elections and Democratization in the Middle East: The Tenacious Search for Freedom, Justice, and Dignity (Palgrave, 2014). He is also the author of Generals and Judges in the making of Modern Egypt (in progress).