Associate Professor, Global & International Studies

Paul Amar specializes in comparative politics, human geography, international security studies, political sociology, global ethnography, theories of the state, and theories of gender, race, and postcolonial politics. He holds affiliate appointments in Feminist Studies, Sociology, Comparative Literature, Middle East Studies, and Latin American & Iberian Studies. Prof. Amar’s research, publishing and teaching focuses on the areas of state institutions, security regimes, social movements, and democratic transitions in the Middle East and Latin America, and traces the origins and intersections of new patterns of police militarization, security governance, humanitarian intervention, and state restructuring in the megacities of the global south. His books include: The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics and the End of Neoliberalism; Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East with Diane Singerman; New Racial Missions of Policing: International Perspectives on Evolving Law-Enforcement Politics; Global South to the Rescue: Emergent Humanitarian Superpowers and Globalizing Rescue Industries; Dispatches from the Arab Spring: Understanding the New Middle East with Vijay Prashad; and Middle East and Brazil: Perspectives on the New Global South.

EH Course: Global Cities and Transnational Urbanism