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Amanda Rizkallah

Dissertation Fellow
UC Los Angeles

Amanda Rizkallah is an Assistant Professor of International Studies in Seaver College at Pepperdine University. With a focus on the Middle East and North Africa, her research examines the political legacies of war, identity politics in weak states, and the role of civil society in post-war contexts. Her dissertation introduces a theory in which the dynamics of civil war shape post-war politics through the perpetuation of militia-based clientelist networks.

Amanda Rizkallah.

Expertise & Interests

  • Political legacies of war
  • Identity politics in weak states
  • Civil society in post-war contexts
  • Middle East