Dr. Vish Sakthivel is a political scientist whose research focuses on political Islam, contentious politics, and authoritarianism in contemporary North Africa. A Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, her current book project examines Islamism in modern Algeria. Sakthivel is a regular source on Algeria and Morocco to the U.S. and foreign governments, and has been published in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The National Interest, among other publications, and with the Brookings Institution, the Hudson Institute and the Washington Institute. A graduate of Oxford University, she will join Yale University as Scholar and Lecturer in Political Science in July 2020.

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