Scott Weiner is a professorial lecturer in political science at George Washington University and a supervisory policy analyst at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. His research focuses on the politics of identity and state formation in the Middle East. He is the author of Kinship, Governance, and State Formation in the Arab Gulf States (Edinburgh University Press, 2022). From 2013-14, Dr. Weiner served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the American University of Kuwait on a David L. Boren Fellowship. His academic work has appeared in Political Science Review, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Journal of North African Studies, and Nationalities Papers. His policy writing has been published in the Washington Post, Lawfare, Small Wars Journal, and the Diplomatic Courier. He has also written for The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Dr. Weiner teaches classes on Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Patriarchy, Masculinities in International Affairs, and Human Rights. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D at George Washington University and his B.A. at Tufts University. He has research capabilities in English, Hebrew, Arabic, French, and elementary Persian.