Dr. Nugent received her doctorate in politics from Princeton University with a specialization in comparative politics and a focus on the Middle East in June 2017. She also holds a B.A. in Arabic and an M.A. in Arab Studies, both from Georgetown University. Dr. Nugent’s research explores political behavior in authoritarian contexts, religion and politics, and the origins of coercive institutions, combining a variety of survey, voting, archival, and interview evidence, and incorporating quantitative, qualitative, and experimental methodologies. Before joining Yale’s political science faculty as an assistant professor in July 2018, Dr. Nugent was a postdoctoral research fellow with the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She served as an AY2007-2008 Fulbright Fellow in Cairo, Egypt and has conducted fieldwork for a variety of projects in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.
- Nugent, Elizabeth R. “New Innovations in Public Opinion Research in the Broader Mediterranean Region.” Forthcoming in Mediterranean Politics.
- Fair, C. Christine, Rebecca Littman, and Elizabeth R. Nugent. “Conceptions of Shari`a and Support for Militancy and Democratic Values: Evidence from Pakistan.” Political Science Research and Methods 6:3 (2018), 429-448.
- Nugent, Elizabeth R. and Chantal E. Berman. “Ctrl-Alt-Revolt? Online and Offline Networks during the 2011 Egyptian Uprising.” Middle East Law and Governance 10.1 (2018): 59-90.
- Nugent, Elizabeth R., Tarek Masoud, and Amaney Jamal. “Arab Responses to Western Hegemony: Experimental Evidence from Egypt.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 6.2 (2018): 254-288.
- Hoffman, Michael T., and Elizabeth R. Nugent. “Communal Religious Practice and Support for Armed Parties: Evidence from Lebanon.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 61.4 (2017): 869-902.
- Masoud, Tarek, Amaney Jamal, and Elizabeth R. Nugent. “Using the Qur’an to Empower Arab Women? Theory and Experimental Evidence From Egypt.” Comparative Political Studies 49.12 (2016): 1555-1598.