Aisha  S. Ahmad

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MW 228

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Area Group(s)

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics


  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto
  • M.A., University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., McGill University

Aisha S. Ahmad

Assistant Professor


Research interests: International Relations, Comparative Politics, state failure, political Islam, political economy, and peacebuilding. She has conducted field research in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Kenya. In 2012 she was a fellow at the Belfer Center on Science and International Affair at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently working on a book on the rise of Islamist groups in failed states.

Research Interests

  • State Failure
  • Political Economy
  • Political Islam

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