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Dr. Anne Marie Baylouny

Anne Marie BaylounyStatus
Associate Professor

National Security Affairs


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Research Interests
Protest, Islamism, and the influence of constituencies; Framing and emotions in mobilizing; Military change and decision-making vis-à-vis protesters; Middle East and North Africa; Social movements

Anne Marie Baylouny is Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. Her book, Privatizing Welfare in the Middle East: Kin Mutual Aid Associations in Jordan and Lebanon (Indiana University Press, 2010), analyzes institutional creation and grassroots organizing resulting from new economic policies, including their effects on the political sphere. Baylouny’s current projects include Hizbullah's media and the influence of constituencies in Hizbullah, and the relationship between protesters and the military. She focuses on grassroots influence in organizations and social movements.

Recent articles include: 

  • “Born violent: armed political parties and non-state governance in Lebanon’s civil war,” Small Wars & Insurgencies (forthcoming, 2012).
  • "Hizbollah’s Women: Internal Transformation in a Social Movement and Militia," chapter in Social Movements, Mobilization and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa, eds. Joel Beinin and Frédéric Vairel, 163-180. Stanford University Press, 2011.
  • "Authority Outside the State: Non-State Actors and New Institutions in the Middle East." In Ungoverned Spaces? Alternatives to State Authority in an Era of Softened Sovereignty, edited by Anne L. Clunan and Harold Trinkunas, 136-52. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010.
  • "Not Your Father's Islamist TV: Changing Programming on Hizbullah's al-Manar," Arab Media & Society (Issue 9, Fall 2009).
  • “Building a National Army in Multi-Ethnic Societies: The Case of Post-Civil War Lebanon,” Thomas Bruneau and Cristiana Matei eds., Handbook on Civil-Military Relations, Routledge, forthcoming.

Anne Marie Baylouny received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards—Fulbright, the Social Science Research Council, and the Mellon Foundation, among others. Before entering academia, she was spokesperson on discrimination and human rights for a national Arab American organization. Baylouny travels extensively in the Arab East, living in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan for long periods. She speaks Arabic, classical and Levantine dialects, Italian, French, and some Spanish.

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