Ph.D., University of Maryland – College Park
Shana Marshall received her PhD in International Relations and Comparative Politics of the Middle East from the University of Maryland – College Park. Her dissertation examines how U.S. and European defense manufacturers collaborate with Arab Governments in shaping the commercial details of arms contracts to channel subcontracts and investment to influential pro-regime elites. Marshall spent the 2011-2012 academic year as a fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, and the previous year was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization & Governance at Princeton University.
Her current research explores questions relating to how transnational economic interests shape regional politics, including how Western public relations firms market nation-branding and strategic communications campaigns to Middle Eastern Governments, and how FDI and other official investment channels influence the distribution of economic and political power within Arab States.