Andrew Flibbert
Professor of Political Science
Phone: (860) 297-4153 Office Location: Downes Memorial 210
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Trinity College faculty member since 2003
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Columbia Univ.
M.Phil., Columbia Univ.
M.A., Univ. of Virginia
B.A., Georgetown Univ.

I teach and write about politics and international relations, with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africaespecially Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, and Palestine.  Most of my work relates to matters of war and peace, state institutions, and critical identity questions in the Arab world.  My most recent book is Iraq: Power, Institutions, and Identities (2023), and I have written for H-Diplo, contributed to edited volumes, and published articles in Political Science Quarterly, Security Studies, Middle East Policy, Middle East Journal, and PS: Politics and Political Science.

My early work addressed the political economy of cultural productionmainly filmand I am the author of Commerce in Culture: States and Markets in the World Film Trade, as well as a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies.  I was a Fulbright fellow at Egypt's Higher Institute of Cinema and a CASA fellow in Arabic, and I have lived and traveled widely in the Middle East and North Africa.  I started my career at the U.S. Department of State.

In teaching, I emphasize theoretical insights from the social sciences, which help us to explain and understand the political world.  I promote open conversation, attentive listening, and thoughtful debate in the classroom, while cultivating a welcoming environment for all points of view.