Rana B. Khoury
Program Area(s): Comparative Politics; Methods
Regional Specialization(s): Middle East
Aid and Activism across the Syrian Warscape
Dissertation Committee: Wendy Pearlman (Co-Chair), William Reno (Co-Chair), Jason Seawright, Ana Arjona
Research Interests: displacement; humanitarianism; contentious politics; methods; Middle East politics; American politics
- “Hard-to-Survey Populations and Respondent-Driven Sampling: Expanding the Political Science Toolbox,” Perspectives on Politics, 2019.
- “Aiding Activism? Humanitarianism’s Impact on Mobilized Syrian Refugees in Jordan.” Middle East Law and Governance 9(3): 267-281, 2017.
- As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2016.
- Review: “Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt by Tarek Masoud." Arab Studies Journal 24 (1):335-339, 2016.
- “Sweet Tea and Cigarettes: A Taste of Refugee Life in Jordan.” Forced Migration Review 49: 93-94. May 2015.
- Review: "Refugees of the Revolution: Experiences of Palestinian Exile by Diana Allan." Journal of Refugee Studies 27(2): 305-307, 2014.
Honors & Awards:
- "Alexander L. George Article Award, Honorable Mention, APSA Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, for “Hard-to-Survey Populations and Respondent-Driven Sampling,” 2020."
- Minar Prize for Community Enrichment by a Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, 2018
- Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY”), Bronze Medal, Current Events I, for As Ohio Goes, 2017
- Creative Nonfiction Essay Prize, English Department, Northwestern University, for “On Shale and Chestnuts,” 2014
- Willard G. Oxtoby Essay Prize, The Graduate School, Georgetown University, for a paper on the Israel-Palestine Conflict, 2010
- Amos Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Comparative Politics, School of Public Affairs, American University, 2008