Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown

Professor of Political Science
1957 E St. 512
Phone: 202-994-2123
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Comparative politics of the Middle East; democratization and constitutionalism; rule of law in the Arab world; Islam and politics; judicial politics

Professor Brown specializes in comparative politics and Middle Eastern politics. Professor Brown also serves as a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; he was named a Carnegie Scholar for 2009-2011.


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1987



Most recent:

Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics, Oxford University Press, 2016

Office Hours

By appointment only.

Classes Taught

PSC 2377 Comparative Politics of the Middle East (undergrad)

PSC 6377 Comparative Politics of the Middle East (grad)

PSC 8334 Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective (grad)