An article written by Assistant Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav and published in Foreign Policy in March was selected as among the publication’s “The Middle East Channel’s Best of 2013: The essential books, articles, posts — and hip hop performances — of the year.” Philbrick Yadav authored the selected article, “Best Friends Forever for Yemen’s Revolutionaries?” on the subject of Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference.
In the Best of 2013, writer Marc Lynch noted: “It’s always a pleasure to go back and read through a year’s worth of Middle East Channel articles. I’m proud of the consistently high quality, diversity of perspectives, rich empirical detail, and theoretical sophistication of the contributors.” Lynch is Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel editor and director of the Project on Middle East Political Science at George Washington University.
He explained, “It was hard to choose 10 articles out of some 200 high-quality contributions this year. I based my choices on a highly scientific methodology combining page views, social media shares, originality, quality of writing, enduring value, and other sciency things.”
Of Philbrick Yadav’s article, he writes: “Yadav’s essay offered a really fascinating discussion of the changing perspectives, relationships, and experiences of Yemen’s young protestors.”
The full “best of” article can be found online.
A member of the Political Science Department since 2007, she earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from Smith College, and has spent several years conducting field research in Yemen, Lebanon, and Egypt. Before coming to HWS, she taught at Mount Holyoke College, and in 2008 Philbrick Yadav was a visiting scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.