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Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Russell E. Lucas
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Russell E. Lucas


Degree: Ph.D., Government, Georgetown University; M.A., University of Michigan, Modern Middle Eastern & North African Studies; B.A., University of Michigan, Political Science

Position: Associate Professor, James Madison College and the College of Arts & Letters, Director of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities

Research Interests: Middle Eastern culture and politics with attention    to identity, democratization, public opinion, the media, and foreign policy

Campus Address: B-307 Wells Hall

Phone: (517) 353-8848

Email: relucas@msu.edu

Dr. Russell Lucas teaches classes on the domestic and international politics and cultures of the Middle East as well as theories of global studies.  His research specializes on Middle Eastern politics and culture with attention to foreign policy, public opinion, political institutions, and the media.  His book, Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan: Domestic Responses to External Challenges, 1988-2001 was published by SUNY Press.  He has also published articles in a range of journals which include Journal of Democracy, International Studies Quarterly, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Journal of Arabian Studies, International Interactions, Journal of Middle East Culture and Communication, and the Middle East Journal.  His current research focuses on conceptions of public opinion in the Arab World and on the politics of Arab monarchies.