Annelle Sheline

Research Instructor; Director of the Undergraduate Scholars Program
401 G Elliott School of International Affairs
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Comparative politics of the Middle East, international political economy, Islamism, nationalism, political memory

Annelle is the Research Instructor and Director of the Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars program for 2017-2018. Trained as a Writing in the Discipline (WID) teaching assistant, she have served as a teaching assistant for WID designated (writing intensive) courses in comparative politics, international security, and Middle East politics.

She is currently working on a book manuscript focusing on efforts by Arab regimes to use state control of religious institutions as a form of power maintenance. Based on nine months of ethnographic and archival fieldwork in three Arab monarchies, the research contributes to ongoing efforts within political science to more thoroughly theorize the role of religion in politics.


B.A. New York University, 2008

M.A. George Washington University, 2015

Ph.D. George Washington University, expected 2017