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I am [update: was ] a political scientist who studies the micro-foundations of political behavior in the Arab Gulf states using original public opinion data and survey experiments.  Substantively, my work has investigated a wide range of topics, including the rentier state and its reform, voting behavior, the political economy of sectarianism, social movements, youth politics, anti-immigrant sentiment, migrant experience and integration, cultural barriers to female labor force participation, and drivers of honor-based gender violence. I am also interested in the e ffects of Middle East authoritarianism on public participation in opinion research and popular conceptualizations of public opinion itself. I am [update: was ] an Associate Research Professor at the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) at Qatar University, where I have been based since completing my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Michigan in 2011. In Fall 2020 and 2021, I am also Visitin