From the Editors
Justin Gengler is currently a senior researcher at the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) of Qatar University, as well as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University's Qatar campus. In 2009, he administered the first-ever mass political survey of Bahraini citizens as part of dissertation fieldwork at the University of Michigan. He continues to write on Bahraini, Qatari, and Gulf politics, including the politics of sectarianism. His article "The Political Costs of Qatar's Western Orientation" appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Middle East Policy, and he is a contributor to a forthcoming edited volume entitled "Sectarian Politics in the Persian Gulf." He also maintains a blog on Bahraini politics and is working to complete a book on Bahrain based on his dissertation research.
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