Deborah Harrold

Deborah Harrold
Senior Lecturer, Political Science and Liberal and Professional Studies

Deborah Harrold is a political scientist with broad interests in comparative and international politics. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes an engagement with history, the importance of working across region and culture, and encouraging students to use their academic work to engage with their own interests. Her recent courses, The Left in Comparative Context and Conservatism: Ideas, Movements and Politics, examine important intellectual movements in comparative politics. Since 2016, Deborah Harrold has been part of Professional and Organizational Development at LPS, contributing to LPS’s engagement with online learning. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago, specializing in the politics of the modern Middle East and North Africa. She has published on the politics of informal economies and business interests in Algeria, and on women’s issues after the Arab uprisings of 2011.

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