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Kristin Fabbe

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Government, CMC

Claremont McKenna College Faculty Profile

Dr. Kristin Fabbe is an Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, where she teaches courses on International Relations, the Comparative Politics of the Middle East, and Leadership. She will also be a 2014-2015 International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.  During this Fellowship, Dr. Fabbe is scheduled to work with the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance and Coordination on the evaluation of US regional assistance programs for economic growth, entrepreneurship, and private sector job creation.

She is currently at work on several research projects. The first is a book manuscript, Disciples of the State: Varieties of Secularism in the Former Ottoman World. The second is a multi-part project on gender and the political economy of entrepreneurship in the Middle East. This includes a large survey of women owned-business in Northern Iraq as well as an examination of female participation in start-up accelerators in Jordon, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, and the UAE. Her work on Turkish elections appeared in Nationalities Papers (2011) and her research on the politics of religious pluralism in Greece in Turkey was recently published in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (2013).

Dr. Fabbe received her PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012, with subfield specializations in Comparative Politics and Social Science Research Methods.  She also holds an MSc (with Distinction) in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a BA in History from Lewis and Clark College. Her research has been funded and recognized by numerous organizations, including ACLS/Mellon, the Institute of Turkish Studies, the American Research Institute in Turkey, National Security Education Boren Fellowship program, the Project on Middle East Political Science, and the American Research University in Iraq, Slemani.

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