Wilson Center Projects
Jihadism in Northwest Africa: Doctrines, Debates, and Politics
Alex Thurston is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. He previously taught at Georgetown University and Miami University. 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.