Shana Marshall

Associate Director at the Institute for Middle East Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs

Shana Marshall is associate director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and assistant research professor at the George Washington University. Her dissertation, “The New Politics of Patronage: The Arms Trade and Clientelism in the Arab World,” examined how Middle East governments use arms sales agreements to channel financial resources and economic privileges to pro-regime elites. Marshall was previously a fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Her current research focuses on patterns of military entrepreneurship in Egypt, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates.