Erin A. Snider
Texas A&M University
Bush School of Government & Public Service
1039 Allen Building, 4220 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4220
esnider [at] tamu.edu
Welcome! I'm an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Texas A&M University's George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service. From 2016-2017, I will also serve as a Carnegie Fellow with the New America Foundation in Washington, DC.
My research focuses on the politics of democracy assistance, foreign aid, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and the political economy of development in the Middle East more broadly. I'm particularly interested in questions of power in the provision of aid and understanding the role of international actors in promoting reform in authoritarian states. I also have an interest in the role of ideas in political economy. I've done field research in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Pakistan.
I was a Fulbright Fellow in Egypt and a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where I earned my PhD in Politics and International Studies. I earned my MSc in Middle East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. Before arriving at the Bush School, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Regional Political Economy at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.
Before returning to academia, I worked for several years on humanitarian demining issues with the U.S. Department of State and the UN Association of the USA.