Scott Weiner

Scott Weiner

Davis-Hodgkins House


Scott Weiner is a fourth year in the Political Science doctoral program.  His research focuses on the politics of kinship in the Middle East.  Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Scott worked as a researcher at a think tank and a defense contractor, both in Washington, D.C., where he analyzed Arab elections and media, and translated insurgent messaging.  He has presented work at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference and the Annual Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention.  Scott is also chair of the Middle East Discussion Group of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, an 8,000 member non-profit organization based in Washington. 

Current Research

Comparative Politics; State Formation; Ethnicity; Nationalism; Politics of Kinship; Politics of the Middle East.


  • B.A. Tufts University

Office Hours

Wednesday 12:30pm-2:00pm, Friday 12:00pm - 1:30pm