Amanda Garrett

Dr. Amanda Garrett

Amanda Garrett is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Dr. Garrett received her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2013. She specializes in comparative and international politics, with a focus on the implications of migration and ethnic diversity in advanced democracies. Her work has examined the domestic consequences of international immigration and integration, the determinants of ethnic violence, the political incorporation of minorities, and the role of Islam in western societies.  Her dissertation When Cities Fight Back: Minorities, Local Politics and Conflict in Europe, received the Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association in 2014. Building from this research, Dr.Garrett’s current book project, Pluralism and Contentious Politics in Europe, continues to examine the conditions under which religious or ethnic minorities engage in violent conflict as a means of political expression in France, the UK, Netherlands and the United States. 

From 2013 to 2015 Dr. Garrett worked as a Lecturer in Comparative Ethnic Politics and Conflict at Harvard and as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University. She has also been a fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program for Inequality and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government (2008-2013), a visiting researcher at Sciences Po Paris (2012), and an International Parliamentary Fellow at the German Bundestag in Berlin (2006). Dr.Garrett holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley (2005). She is fluent in French and German, and proficient in Arabic.