Kim Guiler is a Middle East and North Africa Analyst in the Department of State’s Office of Opinion Research. In this role, she leads quantitative research projects throughout the MENA region and regularly briefs senior government leaders, including ambassadors and assistant secretaries. Kim is an expert on democratic backsliding and has lectured on the topic at multiple universities. Prior to joining the Department of State, Kim was an instructor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and the University of Texas at Austin. She was also a Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Kim holds a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida. Her research has been generously supported by the Boren Fellowship, the Department of Education, and the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for Turkish and Arabic, and a Critical Language Scholarship for Turkish.