Joshua Stacher | Department of Political Science | Kent State University

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. 

Stacher is currently working on a book project on the afterlives of Egypt's 2011 uprising. 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 a former editorial committee member of MERIP's Middle East Report. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) and serves on the Middle East Studies Association's active Committee on Academic Freedom. Stacher has made media appearances and written commentary for NPR, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, Foreign Affairs, Jadaliyya, and The New York Times, among others. He is also a founding member of the Northeast Ohio Consortium on Middle East Studies (NOCMES), which focuses on public education in Northeast Ohio. In 2012-13, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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