Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Tarek Masoud is an Assistant Professor in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is currently working on a book that explains why Islamist parties such as Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood have emerged as the principal elected opposition to the ruling parties that dominate most Arab-majority countries. Masoud is the co-editor of Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics (Cambridge, 2004) and Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge, 2008), and his articles and reviews have appeared in the Journal of Democracy, Foreign Policy, and the International Journal of Middle East Studies, among others. In 2009, Masoud was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and was awarded the American Political Science Association's Aaron Wildavsky Memorial Award for Best Dissertation in Religion and Politics.
Egypt Politics 'Entering New, Dangerous Period,' PBS, June 15, 2012
Egyptian Elections Complicated by Controversy, NPR, April 23, 2012
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Bid: Why the Turnaround? (Video), PBS, April 3, 2012