Joshua Stacher is an Associate Professor in the department of Political Science. Stacher’s scholarship focuses on authoritarianism and social movements in the Middle East and North Africa. He is currently working on a book project on Egypt's political transition after Mubarak. In 2012-13, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Stacher is the author of Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt & Syria (Stanford UP, 2012) as well as other peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a regular contributor to and on the editorial board of MERIP's Middle East Report. Stacher has made media appearances and written commentary for NPR, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, Foreign Affairs, Jadaliyya, and The New York Times, among others. He is also a founding member of the Northeast Ohio Consortium on Middle East Studies.
Stacher earned his BA from Washington & Jefferson College, MA from the American University in Cairo, and a PhD at the University of St. Andrews. Prior to working at KSU, Stacher was a post- doctoral fellow at Syracuse University.