Photo Credit: Glen Ang


I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale-NUS College and have a courtesy appointment at the National University of Singapore (NUS)'s Department of Political Science.  

My research explores the political economy of development in the Arab world. My book project examines how elites' social connections mold patterns of trade liberalization in the region, and low and middle-income economies more broadly. I also work on gender and development, corruption, and small states. My research has been published in the American Journal of Political ScienceComparative Politics and the Middle East Journal. My publications are available on my research page


Feel free to contact me at:

smonroe [at] yale-nus [dot] edu [dot] sg

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