Photo Credit: Benn Craig


I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale-NUS College.

My research explores the political economy of development in the Arab world. My book project examines the interaction of ethnic politics and trade politics in the region, and low and middle-income economies more broadly. I also work on gender and development, and state – business relations in the informal economy. My research has been published  in Comparative Politics, the Middle East Journal, and is forthcoming at the American Journal of Political Science.  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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