Marsin Alshamary is a research fellow with the Middle East Initiative. Alshamary holds a PhD in Political Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she was also part of the Security Studies Program. From 2019-2020 she was a pre-doctoral research fellow with the Middle East Initiative, where her work generally covered the intersection of religion and politics in the Middle East, with a particular focus on clerical involvement in the formal and informal politics. Her dissertation explored the role of religious leaders in anti-government protest in Iraq. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Project on Middle East Political Science and the Center for International Studies at MIT. Alshamary holds a BA from Wellesley College, where she was an Albright Fellow.

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