Andrew Flibbert
Associate 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.

Andrew Flibbert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science.  A Middle East regional specialist, he teaches international relations and comparative politics, and he writes primarily about international security and foreign policy.  He is the author of Iraq: Power, Institutions, and Identities (2023), and his research has addressed the Iraq war, state failure, WMD proliferation, civilian suffering, and human rights in the Middle East.  He has written for H-Diplo, contributed to edited volumes, and published articles in Political Science Quarterly, Middle East Policy, Security Studies, Middle East Journal, and PS: Politics and Political Science.

His early work addressed the political economy of cultural production, and he is 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.   A former Fulbright fellow at Egypt’s Higher Institute of Cinema and a CASA fellow in Arabic, he has lived and traveled widely in the Middle East and North Africa.  His career began with the U.S. Department of State.

Prof. Flibbert teaches students to use theoretical insights from the social sciences to explain and understand the political world.  He encourages open conversation, thoughtful listening, and risk-taking in the classroom, while cultivating a welcoming environment for all points of view.