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Alexander Thurston

Former Fellow


September 5, 2017 — May 25, 2018

Professional affiliation

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati

Wilson Center Projects

Jihadism in Northwest Africa: Doctrines, Debates, and Politics

Full Biography

Alex Thurston is Assistant Professor of Teaching in the African Studies Program at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He specializes in the study of Islam and politics in West Africa and North Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown. In 2013-2014, he was an International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations.