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

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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, Arabic Studies, 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-302 Wells Hall

Phone: (517) 353-8848

Email: relucas@msu.edu


Dr. Russell Lucas teaches classes on Middle Eastern politics and culture and on theories of global studies.  His research specializes on Middle Eastern politics and culture with attention to democratization, public opinion, the media, and foreign policy.  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 including:  Journal of Democracy, International Studies Quarterly, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Journal of Arabian Studies, Journal of Middle East Culture and Communication, and the Middle East Journal.  He is currently writing a new book on the politics of Arab monarchies.  He has previously taught at Florida International University and at the University of Oklahoma.