Research interests: Comparative politics of Islamist movements, especially in Tunisia and Turkey.
Bio: Monica Marks, a Postdoctoral Fellow, recently completed her PhD at Oxford University, where she was also a Rhodes Scholar. She has published two peer-reviewed journal articles, eight peer-reviewed book chapters, and over two-dozen analyses in publications including The New York Times and Foreign Affairs. Her foundation is in Comparative Politics and Islamic Studies, specifically the politics of religion and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; she is recognized as a leading scholar on Islamist movements in Tunisia and Turkey. Her work explores the contemporary evolution of Islamic and secular political thought in the MENA region in relation to political pluralism.