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Sarah Salwen

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies
Gray Pavilion - Pol. Science 210A
2333 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
ssalwen@elon.edu (336) 278-6418

Brief Biography

Dr. Salwen, an assistant professor of Political Science, joined Elon University in 2012.  She received her B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research interests include the evolution and political pariticipation of Islamist movements and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.  She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Egypt, Jordan, and Israel.


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

B.A., University of Virginia

Courses Taught

Comparative Politics
Middle East Politics
International Relations

Professional Activities

Digest of Middle East Studies, Editorial Board Member (Country Chair, Egypt)


Fulbright Award to Israel, 2009-10
Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development, Women’s Caucus of the International Studies Association, 2009


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