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Sharan Grewal

Assistant Professor of Government

Office: 757-221-1816
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Office Hours: On Leave: AY 2023-2024
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Democratization, Revolutions, Religion


Sharan Grewal is an Assistant Professor of Government at William & Mary and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. He received a Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton University in 2018 and was subsequently a post-doctoral fellow at Brookings. 

His research examines democratization, religion, and civil-military relations in the Arab world, especially Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria. He has published in top political science journals, including the American Journal of Political ScienceComparative PoliticsInternational OrganizationInternational Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution, as well as mainstream media outlets like Foreign Policy and the Washington Post. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Al-Jazeera, AFP, and Reuters, among other outlets.