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Michael Hoffman

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where I study comparative politics. I graduated in 2010 from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Political Science and Arabic.

My dissertation examines the conditions under which communal worship can either promote or reduce support for democracy. It uses observational and experimental data from an original nationally-representative survey conducted in Lebanon as well as a variety of other sources from Lebanon, Iraq, and elsewhere.

My work has been published or is forthcoming in Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Middle East Law and Governance, and elsewhere.

My research interests include:

  • Political Behavior
  • Religion and Politics
  • Democratization and Regime Change
  • Middle Eastern Politics, with an Emphasis on Lebanon
  • Survey Experiments
Baabda, Lebanon, 2014.








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