Kirstie Lynn Dobbs, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Merrimack College
Middle East and North Africa Specialist
Supports the Empowerment of Youth and Communities
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago (August 2019) and my BA in International Studies and French at Butler University (May 2013). I am currently a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Policy and in the Early College Program at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. My research focuses on the civic engagement of youth with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa. I also conduct engaged research with local community partners in Lawrence, MA, and have presented my research to the United States Agency for International Development and the Arab Reform Initiative. My work has been published in a number of journals including the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Democratization, Representation, and PS: Political Science & Politics.