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"Historical State Formation Within and Beyond Europe'' (with Anna Grzymala-Busse), World Politics, forthcoming

"Old World Trade Diasporas'' (with Christopher Paik), Sociological Science, forthcoming 

"Assessing the Labor Conditions of Migrant Domestic Workers in the Arab Gulf States," ILR Review, 76 (August 2023) [pdf]

"Did Egypt's Post-Uprising Crime Wave Increase Support for Authoritarian Rule?" (with Caroline Abadeer, Alexandra Blackman and Scott Williamson), Journal of Peace Research, 59 (July 2022) [pdf]

"Authoritarian Media and Diversionary Threats: Lessons from Thirty Years of Syrian State Discourse" (with Ala Al-Rababah), Political Science Research & Methods, 9 (October 2021)[pdf]

"Muslim Trade and City Growth before the 19th Century: Comparative Urbanization in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia” (with Christopher Paik), British Journal of Political Science, 51 (April 2021)[pdf]

"Trade and Political Fragmentation on the Silk Roads: The Economic Effects of Historical Exchange between China and the Muslim East" (with Christopher Paik), American Journal of Political Science, 65 (January 2021) [pdf]

"Rebuilding the Ba'thist State: Party, Tribe and Administrative Control in Authoritarian Iraq, 1991-96" Comparative Politics, 53 (October 2020) [pdf]

"Religion, Patriarchy, and the Perpetuation of Harmful Social Conventions: Explaining Women's Attitudes toward Female Genital Cutting in Egypt" (with Melina Platas), Journal of Demographic Economics, 86 (September 2020) [pdf]

"Political Cultures: Measuring Values Heterogeneity" (with Justin Grimmer), Political Science Research & Methods, 8 (July 2020) [pdf]

"Mamluks, Property Rights and Institutional Durability in Medieval Egypt" Politics & Society, 47 (September 2019) [pdf]

"Mirrors for Princes and Sultans: Advice on the Art of Governance in the Medieval Christian and Islamic Worlds" (with Justin Grimmer and Alison McQueen), Journal of Politics, 80 (2018) [pdf]

"State Building in the Middle East," Annual Review of Political Science,20 (2017) [pdf]

"The Impact of Holy Land Crusades on State Formation: War Mobilization, Trade Integration and Political Development in Medieval Europe" (with Christopher Paik), International Organization, 70, 3 (Summer 2016) [pdf]

"Social Capital and Dispute Resolution in Informal Areas of Cairo and Istanbul" (with Ceren Belge), Studies in Comparative International Development, 49, 4 (December 2014) [pdf]

"How Does Islamist Local Governance Affect the Lives of Women?  A Comparative Study of Two Cairo Neighborhoods," Governance, 27, 3 (July 2014) [pdf]

"Religiosity-of-Interviewer Effects: Assessing the Impact of Veiled Enumerators on Survey Response in Egypt" (with Rachel Gillum), Politics & Religion, 6, 3 (September 2013) [pdf]

"The Feudal Revolution and Europe's Rise: Political Divergence of the Christian West and the Muslim World before 1500 CE" (with Eric Chaney), American Political Science Review, 107, 1 (February 2013) [pdf]

"Elite Competition, Religiosity and Anti-Americanism in the Islamic World" (with Drew Linzer), American Political Science Review, 106, 2 (May 2012) [pdf]

"One Man, One Vote, One Time? A Model of Democratization in the Middle East" (with James Lo), Journal of Theoretical Politics, 24, 1 (January 2012) [pdf]

"Counting Calories: Democracy and Distribution in the Developing World" (with Mark Kayser), International Studies Quarterly, 55, 4 (December 2011) [pdf]

"Spoiling the Peace? Peace Process Exclusivity and Political Violence in North-central Africa" (with Jennifer De Maio),  Civil Wars, 12, 1 (March 2010) [pdf]

"Women's Electoral Participation in Egypt: The Implications of Gender for Voter Recruitment and Mobilization" (with Safinaz El-Tarouty), Middle East Journal, 63, 3 (July 2009) [pdf]

"Ideological Reorientation and Counterterrorism: Confronting Militant Islam in Egypt" (with Lawrence Rubin), Terrorism and Political Violence, 20, 4 (October 2008) [pdf]

"The Political Economy of Women's Support for Fundamentalist Islam" (with Drew Linzer), World Politics, 60, 4 (July 2008) [pdf]

"Rewarding Impatience Revisited: A Response to Goodrich," International Organization, 60, 2 (April 2006) [pdf]

"Rewarding Impatience: A Bargaining and Enforcement Model of OPEC," International Organization, 58, 2 (April 2004) [pdf]