Director of the Smith College African Studies Department
Degree: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (1993).
Research Interests: North Africa; international relations; migration studies.
Courses include: North Africa in the International System; International Political Economy; Global Environmental Politics; International Labor Migration.
Publications: A Comparative Political Economy of Tunisia and Morocco: On the Outside of Europe Looking In (State University of New York Press, 2001).
o "Sovereignty and International Labor Migration: The “Security Mentality” in Spanish-Moroccan Relations as an Assertion of Sovereignty,” Review of International Political Economy 14:4, October 2007.
o “’The End of the Era of Leniency’ in Morocco? Mohammed VI’s Halting Glasnost,” in Haizam Amirah-Fernández and Yahia Zoubir, eds., North Africa: Politics, Religion and the Limits of Transformation (Routledge, 2007).
o “Free Trade as a Strategic Instrument in the War on Terror?” The Limits of the 2004 U.S.-Moroccan Free Trade Agreement,” Middle East Journal 59:4, Fall, 2005.
o “Well-Oiled Regimes: The Political Economy of Algeria and Nigeria’s ‘Permanent Transitions’,” with Scott Taylor, Review of African Political Economy 27:89, September 2001.
Languages: High reading and intermediate verbal facility in French and Spanish; working knowledge of Moroccan Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic.
Geographic focus: North Africa.