Joshua Stacher | Department of Political Science | Kent State University

Joshua Stacher

Joshua Stacher

Joshua Stacher

Joshua Stacher is an Associate Professor in the department of Political Science. Stacher’s scholarship focuses on politics, state violence, protests, and social movements in the Middle East and North Africa. He is also a founding member of the Northeast Ohio Consortium on Middle East Studies (NOCMES), which focuses on public education in the area. In 2012-13, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Stacher is currently working on a book project on Egypt's political transition after Mubarak. He is the author of Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt & Syria (Stanford UP, 2012) as well as other peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a regular contributor to and on the editorial board of MERIP's Middle East Report. Stacher has made media appearances and written commentary for NPR, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, Foreign Affairs, Jadaliyya, and The New York Times, among others.

Stacher earned his BA from Washington & Jefferson College, MA from the American University in Cairo, and a PhD at the University of St. Andrews. Prior to working at KSU, Stacher was a post-doctoral fellow at Syracuse University.


  • Ph.D., University of St. Andrews School of International Relations, 2007
  • M.A. in Political Science, The American University in Cairo, 2002
  • B.A. in History and English, Washington & Jefferson College, 1998
Job Title

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator

Job Department

Political Science



Office Location

Bowman Hall



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