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Samer Abboud

Associate Professor, Global interdisciplinary studies
villanova University

Samer Abboud is Associate Professor of Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University. His research is interested in the intersections of Critical Security Studies and Political Economy with a focus on the Middle East. He is the co-author (with Benjamin Muller) of Rethinking Hizballah: Authority, Legitimacy, Violence (Ashgate) as well as Syria (Polity). In addition, he has published in a number of edited collections as well as leading journals, including Security Dialogue, New Political Science, Arab Studies Quarterly, Middle East Policy, and Peace Review.


-Abboud, Samer N. Syria. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

-Abboud, Samer N., and Benjamin J. Muller. Rethinking Hizballah: Legitimacy, Authority, Violence. Routledge, 2016.

-Abboud, Samer N., and Benjamin J. Muller. “Geopolitics, insecurity and neocolonial exceptionalism: A critical appraisal of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon.” Security Dialogue 44, no. 5-6 (2013): 467-484.